I was THRILLED when I stumbled upon an amazing blog by another kindergarten teacher the other day.
I read with great envy about a cool Earth Day project his kids had completed, and like MOST teachers, I "borrowed" his idea, and thought I'd try it myself.
Here's his project:
and here's MINE.
I'd like to just clarify that I had NO PARAPROFESSIONAL that day (She'll pay for being sick-Show and Tell on her OWN tomorrow), and no parent volunteer. I was the only adult in the room (and sometimes THAT'S debatable) while there were six centers going on.
By the end of the 60 minute frantic rotation of centers, the boys had colored all of the letters with a PATTERN (well, kind of) and try as I might I wasn't sure if I could still make out where the land ended and the water began. (I also had to use the art teacher's special eraser to erase all the little hearts that Jimmy had drawn all around the BIG heart. sigh.)
However, if you stand BACK and SQUINT, our project looks exactly the same as Mr. Jones's.
Don't you think?
Happy Erf Day, People. Happy Erf Day Indeed.