Friday, September 30, 2011

RULES IN SCHOOL




AT OUR SCHOOL WE HAVE A SCHOOL WIDE BEHAVIOR PLAN CALLED SOAR.





 S stands for SAFE INSIDE AND OUT.  O stands for ON TIME AND ON TASK. 
A stands for ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY. 








And R stands for RESPECT SELF, OTHERS AND PROPERTY. 
I thought of a way to use an art project to get the kids talking about the SOAR RULES and what they really mean.....





First we read a story called "How Do Dinosaurs Go to School".  It has lots of dos and don'ts that kids need to have retaught again and again. 


If you want to check out the book I read.....The LINK is HERE.



Then we made our own  speech bubbles and little buses made from egg carton tops to show SCHOOL RULES. We added wheels of black and white construction paper with brads for the metal part.  We made stop signs from a yellow pattern block hexagon.... (Easier than trying to make octagons)







Then we had our pictures taken by Brynlin's mom with a yellow paper backing. I kind of had the kids sit like they would in a bus, looking to the right.  I copied those off in the computer lab on the color printer 10 on a page (2 x 3 setting) and cut them out. 



Then the kids picked pictures from a big pile on the table of their "new" friends to add to their own bus, up to 5 friends each onto a strip of black construction paper.  Then we painted the egg cartons yellow and added our "Sunrise School Bus" signs and SOAR signs, the buses and wheels.  They turned out fun. 





But the best part was the writing activity we did afterwards.  This is how they interpreted the rules of school.  I thought they came up with some really great thoughts about how to respect things and others and to do their best at being safe and on time and on task at school.  We have some really creative kids here don't we? 




Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Favorite Football Teams! Go Team!

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Today we wrote about our favorite football teams. We have a little rivalry in the 2 colleges nearby where we live, BYU and University of Utah. And they had their college rivalry game this past weekend.
Kids' favorite football teams.....

There were cheerleaders with pom poms 

And football players with cleats and footballs...

 The boys had to have some footballs and cleats, the girls made pom poms and they all put together their stretch legs and arms. Aren't they fun?

And look at all those footballs!



Everybody wears red or blue for the weekend BIG GAME!  (I guess the University of Utah Utes slaughtered the BYU Cougars, sniff, sniff) (I bleed blue...alma mater)


Don't you love all our football "vocabulary?" 

Then I took their pictures and we glued them to helmets or "hair" and put numbers or letters on our football or cheer jerseys. It turned out really nice.  So did their "Football" writing.

Ty and Trace are really good friends.....but definite rivals  when it comes to football teams! 

 I think looking at all the colors that there is a definite winner in our classroom, UTAH UTES! We've sure got a lot of red football players and cheerleaders here!

Gavin isn't into the college teams as much...he likes the PROS! 


 There is so much community involvement here and it is fun to watch. I am not that fond of  football, but even the kids around our school get into it! They all were wearing their "Red Utah" or "Blue BYU" t shirts on Friday sporting their favorite teams.


Flint liked a team from Wyoming....

Se we decided it would be fun to do some Football player and cheerleader art to go with writing about our fav teams.  They turned out funny and cute.

Our FOOTBALL AND CHEERLEADER BULLETIN BOARD...




HERE is a Football Printable


football helmet printables football helmet printables HERE


So who do you think will be in the Super Bowl this year? Hmmm?




Favorite Football Teams! Go Team!

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Today we wrote about our favorite football teams. We have a little rivalry in the 2 colleges nearby where we live, BYU and University of Utah. And they had their college rivalry game this past weekend.
Kids' favorite football teams.....

There were cheerleaders with pom poms 

And football players with cleats and footballs...

 The boys had to have some footballs and cleats, the girls made pom poms and they all put together their stretch legs and arms. Aren't they fun?

And look at all those footballs!



Everybody wears red or blue for the weekend BIG GAME!  (I guess the University of Utah Utes slaughtered the BYU Cougars, sniff, sniff) (I bleed blue...alma mater)


Don't you love all our football "vocabulary?" 

Then I took their pictures and we glued them to helmets or "hair" and put numbers or letters on our football or cheer jerseys. It turned out really nice.  So did their "Football" writing.

Ty and Trace are really good friends.....but definite rivals  when it comes to football teams! 

 I think looking at all the colors that there is a definite winner in our classroom, UTAH UTES! We've sure got a lot of red football players and cheerleaders here!

Gavin isn't into the college teams as much...he likes the PROS! 


 There is so much community involvement here and it is fun to watch. I am not that fond of  football, but even the kids around our school get into it! They all were wearing their "Red Utah" or "Blue BYU" t shirts on Friday sporting their favorite teams.


Flint liked a team from Wyoming....

Se we decided it would be fun to do some Football player and cheerleader art to go with writing about our fav teams.  They turned out funny and cute.

Our FOOTBALL AND CHEERLEADER BULLETIN BOARD...




HERE is a Football Printable


football helmet printables football helmet printables HERE




So who do you think will be in the Super Bowl this year? Hmmm?




Saturday, September 17, 2011

Fossils


A poster I made up of how a fossil is formed....using dinosaur bones as our topic....kids LOVE  dinos so much! 
 In our Science rotation our class is learning about Rocks and fossils from Mrs. Bray. The students made conglomerate "sedimentary" rocks by adding sand and pebbles to a clear cup and adding glue. It was really creative and fun!
This week we made plaster of paris fossils of dinosaurs and shells. 
Product Details
Fossils of Long Ago book on Amazon is HERE.
Here's a close up of our fossils.....
 On online interative game with dinosaurs and fossils and how a fossil is formed can by played HERE at ABC Net.






I've collected lots of fossils and books on fossils and dinosaurs  over the years... 

 A cool website for fossil activities is HERE at Valdosta. They have lots of good info on fossils.

Some books and microscope slides I have at our fossil center....Students love looking through our mini microscopes....

Everybody's fossils look a little bit different...

 Mrs. Moss has real fossils and tons of dinosaur and fossil books at our Science Center.
Doesn't it look like a lot of fun? Well...yeah...it was.   

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