Sunday, February 16, 2014

Storybook Sunday - If by Sarah Perry

After a few busy weeks at school and a weekend trip to see my daughter play some softball games at ASU, I am enjoying my three day weekend at home!

Today I am linking up with Paula at Paula's Place for her Storybook Sunday linky!


When I was teaching 2nd grade, each year we did a unit on imagination.  I was introduced to the book If by Sarah Perry during a district training.  I immediately purchased the book and read it to my students.  They loved the colorful and imaginative illustrations and I know that you will too!


Here are a few of the fantastic illustrations!  You can see why a bunch of 2nd graders would go crazy over this book - imaginative and a bit disgusting!

If worms had wheels...

 If zebras had stars and stripes...

If caterpillars were toothpaste...

After reading the book, I had each student create their own page for our class book using the same pattern as the book If.  The student were able to really be creative in their imaginative thoughts and illustrations!

Imagination is the highest kite one can fly.  ~Author Unknown

Happy Reading,
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Monday, February 3, 2014

A Bucket Filling Snack! {and freebie}

We are very enthusiastic bucket fillers in our class!  And on our 100th day of school today, I decided that we should celebrate 100 days of bucket filling with a fun and healthy snack!


Here are the directions for you!


I prepped the cups last night.  You will need flexible plastic cups (I used 9 oz. size), hole punch, chenille stem (pipe cleaners), and a permanent marker. Begin by punching two holes across from each other at the top of the cup. Attach the chenille stem to make a handle.  Draw a cute face on the front of the cup with the marker.

Then it is time to fill it with goodness!


We used vanilla yogurt colored with blue food coloring, strawberries, blueberries, and bananas.



Each student was able to cut up their fruit (with a plastic knife) and then put in on their yogurt. Then it was time to eat!



And now for the freebie!

Each day since the first day of school, I had the student helper of the day complete a bucket filling sheet.  I have the student draw a picture of three things that they did to fill a bucket.  You can also have them add the number for the day of school at the top.
Today, on the 100th day, we compiled our class book 100 Days of Bucket Filling!


Click on the picture to get your freebie!

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