Monday, October 15, 2012

Five Senses, Spiders and Scarecrows, Oh My!

Last week we learned all about our five senses and about spiders! It was so much fun!!

We started the week talking about our five senses. We learned a fun song using our Rigby program and then made this awesome little craft.
Have you see the adorable five senses activities that Pencils, Glue and Tying Shoes shared last year?
Well, I hadn't seen it until Cara shared it over on The First Grade Parade and I knew I had to do it with my kiddos when we learned about our five senses. 

Aren't they cute!? My favorite was that my students were able to label them independently using the anchor chart we created as a guide. Love it!
{and if you look really closely you can kind of tell that I'm not teaching kindergarten this year ;)}

For our spider study, we watched a spooky scary nonfiction spider segment on United Streaming. I had to close my eyes ;) And then we used what we learned about spiders to fill out this fun little map from A Year of Many Firsts Spooky Days Unit. On the back, we wrote three sentences about our spider facts. Watch out common core!

And then we had some fun practicing our color words using Color Practice and Reinforcement from my favorite Teeny Tiny Teacher :)

I also wanted to show you guys my newest craft that I am absolutely in love with! When I was shopping at Michaels {I have an obsession, I can't help it} I saw this adorable little scarecrow jar and bam, inspiration hit!

And I decided he needed some crows so I made crow crafts too ;)

You can pick up the templates for the scarecrow & crow crafts in my TpT store!

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  1. So super cute, & can be used for Thanksgiving, too! I loved your writing, it looks great!
    Amy Howbert

    Little Miss Organized

  2. Oh, sweet Miss Kinder . . . you never let us down. Another great project my dear. Thanks friend!!

    Kelley Dolling
    Teacher Idea Factory

  3. Love the scarecrow!! It's like you are reading my mind!!!
    First Grade Blue SKies

  4. Awww, SO CUTE! That scarecrow is ADORABLE! Thanks for the shout out, girl. Love ya xoxo

  5. I love the senses activity. I'll have to remember it when I do senses with my kids.

    Love the scarecrow. I am ging to save it for Nov 1st. :)

    Ms.M's Blog
    A Teacher's Plan

  6. BEYOND in love with the scarecrow and crows!

  7. I adore the scarecrow!! We are doing the senses... sometime soon... so I need to add this to my list of activities!!
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  8. Love your crow and scarecrow! I just pinned it.
    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Blog Designs

  9. Your scarecrow is just way too cute!! :)

    First Grade and Fabulous

  10. I really like your 5 senses craft and what it brings to the kids ... your scarecrow craft is great too! Kudos~
    a curious teacher of My First Skool