Thursday, September 4, 2014

Beginning of the Year

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 :)

No pushing or shoving
Pay attention
No food fights
No gum
No stealing
No teasing
Be safe
Follow directions
No playing rough
No pulling hair
No peeking at someone going potty
Return books
No bitting
No breaking toys
Clean up mess
No kicking
No throwing a fit
Inside voice
Help friends
No hitting
No spitting
Don't bring toys to school
Play nice
And my farting!

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!

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