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Showing posts with label Paper Crafts. Show all posts

5 Easy Paper Crafts for Literacy

Aloha friends! It's Corinna from Surfin' Through Second.  Today I am sharing some easy crafts that you can use in your literacy centers this month.

Each of these crafts is made from a 9x6 piece of construction paper, google eyes and a sharpie. 
(the spider needs extra for the legs)
Just draw out a simple template for your students to use or copy onto colored construction paper.




Shape Poems

These simple paper crafts can be added to your literacy centers 
or can be created together as a class.
Stop by my blog for more fun ideas and resources.

Cinco de Mayo Classroom Fun!

Hi, friends! Casey here from Second Grade Math Maniac! Cinco de Mayo is coming up on Monday! I am excited to share some fun activities that I will be using in my classroom next week.

We are celebrating Cinco de Mayo as a tie in to our cultural explorations in Social Studies.

First on the agenda is a Cinco de Mayo Flip Flap Book from Simply Skilled in Second. This is my first Flip Flap Book and it was SUPER easy to put together. Anna has a great video here.

In math, we will complete my Cinco de Mayo Spin & Graph activity. The cute little monkey is from Victoria Moore. He is from her Cinco de Monkey Craftivity & Unit. She has a fun writing activity that goes with him, but since I do not teach ELA I placed him atop a line plot.

Also in Vicky's unit is this super cute Vocabulary book. We are currently studying Maps & Globes in Social Studies. This will be a great tie in for us to learn about the culture in one of the locations we have studied.

Check out these fun Cinco de Mayo products and more from other contributors to The Primary Chalkboard. Click on the images below to visit our TPT stores.

Feliz Jueves, amigos!

There's Snow Business like Snow Business!

For me, today is 'Back to School Eve'!  I don't know about you guys, but...this break was so relaxing and fun!  I had a real blast! :)  I really miss my kiddos...but...R&R?  You can NEVER have too much of that, you know?

So...what's a Florida blogger like me know about snow?
Ha ha!
Quite a bit, actually!  I grew up in New Jersey and had plenty of it in the winters! :)
Even though I'm not snow bound during the winters any more...I still like a snowy center or two in the winter! :)

Right before the break, I made some really cute melted snowman ornaments with my kids!

We had a blast making these together. Explicit instructions for this can be found HERE.
Thanks Marie for sharing the idea with me! :)

Before we left on the break, the students and I were working on non-standard measurement.
We used pop-cubes to create a winter scene with snowmen.
I graded them on a rubric. We turned it into a Christmas Dinner Placemat!
Check it out!

I made two different freebies recently for my word work stations.  One for nouns and one for adjectives.

If you'd like this freebie for your class, please click HERE.
If you would like the nouns freebie, that one is on my blog.

You can click HERE for that! :)

Latoya from Flying into First has a brand new winter writing freebie that has TONS of 'snow' words in it! :)
If you'd like to download this for your 'snow-stash' HERE!

Hope you have a wonderful first week back with your kids! :)

Paper Craftiness For December

Aloha friends, it's Corinna from Surfin' Through Second.  

I am posting some fun and easy paper crafts for your kiddos for the month of December.  I do these every year and my students always enjoy making these simple crafts.

The first is a construction paper stocking.  I often have students who do not celebrate Christmas, so I make a winter stocking.

 I use cool colored construction paper and make several stocking templates that have
holes punched around them.
 Fold a 12x18 piece in half and have your students trace their stocking.
 Once they cut it out, have them hole punch the two sides together.
 Then give them a piece of yarn to sew their pieces together.
 Students then use 3-4 cotton balls for the fur.  Just pull them apart slightly 
so they don't look so round.
 Then I write their name in cursive with glue and let them glitter it up.

 They really love making these!  Just make sure for your younger crew
to add a piece of masking tape at the end of the yarn so it doesn't unravel.

Click {HERE} for the stocking template.

 This is another fun and easy craft.
 Draw diagonal lines with markers on a 8.5 x 11 piece of Xerox paper.
 Rolle it up tight and then fold it over on the top.  You can make lots of different
colors.  Once your students make one they will want to make more!
They can put their candy canes right in their stockings or use them to decorate.

If you are looking for something  more challenging you 
can always have your students Elf themselves.

This is a bit more complicated, but makes a super cute ornament.  Just click
on the picture to grab this freebie template.

I hope these crafts will help keep your little elves busy and happy during this month!!