Tuesday, May 22, 2012

A House for Hermit Crab

Our class read the story by Eric Carle, A House for Hermit Crab.   
Then we watched two videos: a claymation remake of the book, and a kindergarten or first grade play of the book.
 Afterwards, we started our House for Hermit Crab art project.  I am soooo happy with how they turned out!  Aren't the colors just beautiful!  The children enjoyed it tremendously!  It was a LOT of work and many steps:

  1.  Paint the handprints.
  2. Make the "shell" by making a small cut in the white paper plate.
  3. Draw the spiral on the "shell".
  4. Glue the shell to the white paper.  Let dry.
  5. Cut out the starfish, sea anemone, coral, fish, and sea urchin.
  6. Paint the sandy ocean bottom and the ocean water.
  7. Glue on the paper pieces.
It took us almost all day to make, but they are truly works of art!

Yo Ho Ho, we're so cool!

"Yo ho ho,
we're so cool.
We are pirates,
and we love school."

~from Pirates Go to School by Corrine Demas 

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Dr. Dino Visits Lewis Carroll

The children know a lot of these words by heart!

A T-Rex  Footprint

Paleontologist craft - underneath the clipart face is a photo printout of the child

Dinosaur Skeleton Craft - "Sockets" on face and head are painted

Chocolate Candy "dig"

Chocolate Chip "Dig"

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

May Calendar

This calendar is also on the Calendar page, but I put it on the homepage so you couldn't miss it!