As a new year starts, the fun starts! In the month of August, the students learn about shapes and colors! Here are some of my favorite crafts that we do in the beginning of the year. I've come up with a fun way for students to learn the about the primary colors and how they mix together to make the secondary colors. One of the things I dread the most is having students mix paint together because it is such a mess!!! So, I came up with these cute color bugs. It was super easy to prep as well. I used my Cricut to cut 5in circles and then cut the circles in half to make the wings. I had to make extra circles for the primary colors, for the color bug bodies and viola!
At the beginning of the year, we read David Goes to School, which the students thought was hilarious! This project came off of Pinterest and my students LOVED coming up with all good and bad choices to add to the poster. Whenever a students doesn't follow a rule, we either added it to the poster or we referenced the poster and talked about the choice they made. This will be staying up all year :)
And not but least, my all time favorite craft of the whole school year...our paper dolls! This project takes a lot of time to prep on the Cricut but it's so worth it to me. The students love to personalize their clothes, skin color and hair. Each one comes out as unique and special just as each student!