Sunday, April 10, 2016

Even More Sunflowers!


Each year we read Sunflower House by Eve Bunting as part of our reading curriculum.


This year I supplemented the reading with a fun sunflower craft and writing.

We started the sunflowers by painting the outside portion of a paper plate yellow.

Then the inside area was painted brown.

After the paint dried (the next day) we cut straight lines into the yellow portion of the plate. 

With a brown or black crayon we drew a hashtag pattern in the middle of the sunflower.  And then glued on a few real sunflower seeds.

Every year we create a bubble map to describe a sunflower - using the vocabulary from the book. Here is an example from last year.


Then we created sentences descibing the sunflowers using the sentence frame "Sunflowers are..."

Here are some of the finished products.





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