Tag: art

Have You Met SUPER E??? (CVCe Words)

This week I introduced my students to SUPER E! Let’s just say that they are CrAzY about him now! When I hung up their artwork in the hallway, they were so bummed that I wouldn’t let them take them home the same day. One little boy said, “But Mrs. Erickson,

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all about biographies!

In my second grade classroom, we are all about biographies! {Confession: I think most biographies are quite boring… but of course I would never tell my students that… and even if I did, they wouldn’t believe me. They think biographies are pretty much the coolest thing ever. EVER.} To make biographies

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you are worth more than gold!

This fun, March writing activity will get your students excited about St. Patrick’s Day, while  thinking about those they love (more than gold, of course)!  It also makes a darling bulletin board or hallway display for St. Patrick’s Day! Click the image below to check this activity out on Teachers Pay

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predicting

Hello Friends! Happy Monday… {is there such a thing???} Today we talked a whole lot about predicting… and the SUPER Bowl! Since I am a total girly girl and I know N-O-T-H-I-N-G about football, I had to recruit my husband and some of my students to help me on this

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teacher tip: permanent markers & whiteboards

Hello sweet friends! I hope you are having a good week. 🙂 I wanted to share a little tip I learned from a friend that involves a permanent marker and whiteboard. You are probably wondering what these two things have in common… because who in their right mind would use

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tutorial: candy corn art

I am so excited for October, because Halloween might be one of my favorite holidays (besides my birthday)! Last year we made this darling candy corn art (thanks to my wonderful teacher friend) and it hung from our ceiling during October. My students had a lot of fun making these and they

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DIY magnetic art wall

Last year I had a “cursed” wall. I wish I took a picture of it for you, because it really was cursed. It was ugly, damaged, and I couldn’t staple a thing into it. I covered it with butcher paper (by taping and gluing it down) and used it as

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mini leprechaun hats

The day before St. Patrick’s day, we are going to make leprechaun hats. But not hats for us–hats for the actual, REAL leprechauns. To make the hats, we will decorate a Styrofoam cups with markers.   Then we will leave them on our desks for the leprechauns. While the kids are away from

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v-day madness

Whew!  Do I get a medal for surviving Valentine’s Day in first grade? They where higher than kites. Worse than Christmas. But it was so FUN! I felt like a kid again. We started off the day making valentine’s for their parents. I got the idea here. “No one touches

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student artwork: valentine’s day sack

We made our valentine sacks today! They LOVED it! Check out some of the awesome creativity: And of course… what would Valentine’s Day be without a Cyclops Heart Man (with wings)? After searching the internet for a really long time, I finally found the link for this activity. You can click

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classroom valentine sacks

We are getting ready for Valentine’s Day in my classroom! We are going to make our cute valentine bags tomorrow. I got this fun idea online last year while I was student teaching. Unfortunately, I have searched the internet everywhere and I can’t find the website {it had the template}. I will see

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100 year old first graders

I hope I look this cute when I am 100 years old… This fun idea was inspired by Finally in First and I when I saw them, I knew had to make them with my first graders! Our 100’s Day was cut a little short, because it was parent-teacher conference (SEP) week

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POW! A Zeno Sight Word Game

This FREE activity takes regular, boring flashcards and turns them into a fun, competitive game. Your students won’t even realize they are learning!