Monday, September 17, 2012

Rules of the School (School Bus Project)

School Bus Art project made from a painted egg carton top.
 A great way to start kids thinking and learning about the SCHOOL RULES is making a School Bus out of yellow, painted, tops of egg cartons.
It took a while to collect enough egg cartons from everybody's house to make the school bus art...but we had enough after a week. 

  I copied these cute School Bus Bookmarks with jokes on them too. The link is at Activity Village.
I had them add the doo dads to make the School Bus Art look cute too..."The wheels on the bus go round and round".... 
Then I had the kids do an acrostic poem after we brainstormed ways to write some of the school rules within sentences starting with S-C-H-O-O-L.  They did a pretty good job.
It made a cute bulletin board too....
 We added our kid pictures that I took with Photobooth as the kids sat in a chair facing forward with a yellow paper background, with faces turned toward me. (like they were riding on a bus)
They each chose 3 friends, and their own picture and glued them to a strip of black construction paper.

Some of the cuter ones were..."Humming is an outside sound....lol...
Then the kids added round black wheels with white stickers and a brad, and made their own hexagon stop signs with red paper. We talked about all the school rules and why we have them. And they tried to incorporate phrases  of our SOAR SCHOOL RULES into some of the letters of the acrostic SCHOOL poem.
I found some funny jokes online and we added them to some cute bus papers.....

At ABC Teach  is another cute bus blackline you might like. 
Our SOAR SCHOOL RULES ARE; 1. Safe inside and out 2. On Time and On Task 3. Accept Responsibility 4. Respect Self, Others and Property. Learn Create Love had a really cute printable for making a yellow school bus. So I cut yellow paper out in a bus shape and after we painted the tops of the egg cartons we added the yellow bus shape to make it 3D.
We have a Principal's award at our school called "Something
to Celebrate" which is a little certificate they all try to win every week. It means they
get to go play a game of tag with him on Friday. 
Then I found this cute School Stationery with a school bus and lots of kids on it.  So I had the kids rewrite their sloppy copies of their acrostic  S C H O O L poems after I edited them.
School Bus art with SCHOOL ACROSTIC POEMS

They turned out really cute. What do you think?


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