Friday, April 25, 2014


2nd Grade used up lots of paper from my scrap box to celebrate earth day with some beautiful paper mosaics.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Word Palette

Much more fun than a "word wall." I color coded the words to the colors I use for each grade so that when a lesson is over, I can easily spot and take down the key words and add the new ones. I sketched the shape on bulletin board paper and then cut away the palette to show the brown cork underneath. The letters are hand written with a thick marker, but you could cut them out if desired.

I saw a similar bulletin a few months ago on pinterest but apparently didn't pin it! If it was you, I'd love to give credit. Let me know who you are!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Imagine Dragons, Part 2

Second Grade finished their scratch art dragons. We were able to add landscape vocabulary to round out this project. After students colored a landscape background and glued their dragon they were invited to add fire. Using straws they blew orange paint from the dragons nose/mouth. They had so much fun.

Lesson plan available here.