Sunday, March 24, 2013

Blog Moving

It has been a very busy few months and I haven't had time or energy to blog.  I was thinking of moving my blog to another venue, as google is asking for a monthly fee now.  I'm not sure what to do.  Any of you bloggers have any experience in this matter?  What blog hosts don't have a limit on adding photos?  I don't mind paying $5 or $10 a year, but a monthly fee is too hard to deal with, and that money could be used in the classroom.  Any suggestions? 

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Ladybugs (Kindergarten)

Look at these adorable little Lady Bugs my kindergartners created!!!

We learned a lot about these sweet little bugs (the only bug I'm not terrified of).  We learned that the come in different colors, listed the parts of the lady bugs, and what they eat.  We also learned about shape (organic/geometric), symmetry, and practiced our coloring and cutting skills.

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First we traced a circle on our paper, aiming for the middle.

Then we drew a line down the middle with a V shape at the end.

Then we traced the bottom of a glue stick (crayola) to make the dot pattern.  We also practiced counting.

Then we drew the head with eyes.

We colored her, to make her pretty :)

We cut her out.

Then we traced a leaf template on green paper and cut it out.
Then we glued our ladybug onto the leaf and add her legs and antenna.

This took about 4 -45 minute classes to complete.