Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Springtime Acrostic Poems and Pom-Pom Flowers


Our Springtime Acrostic Poems and Paper "Pom-Pom" Flowers

 We finished our Springtime Acrostic Poems
The students wrote about rain, baby animals, and plants.....

I have a collection of spring books we have been reading too.....including the Beatrix Potter collection and some Jan Brett, and a bunch of springtime books to go along with our study of
plants.
Books in my Plant unit that I Love:
1. Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
2. The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
3. Flower Garden by Eve Bunting
4. From Seed to Plant by Gail Gibbons
5. From Seed to Sunflower by Gerald Legg



And then we made these pretty paper flowers from 8 strips of 1 x 24 paper. You fold the 2 sides evenly  to the middle.....then put a few dots of glue and glue the strip so it looks like 2 raindrop shapes or a figure 8 (sort of). Then do that with all 8 strips. Every 2 strips of paper together will make a plus sign or cross shape.

Then after making a criss cross or plus sign shape with 2 of the strips glued together, do that with the remaining 6 shapes. Then glue a plus sign to another plus sign overlapping so it looks like an x and a +. .
 Do that with the other 4 strips too. Then glue both pieces together to get a 3D flower. The whole flower takes the kids about 15 minutes to make. Then we glue a real fuzzy pom pom in the center and add a stem and some leaves. If you want smaller flowers just cut your strip length shorter. You could also make them using just 4 strips but they wouldn't puff out as much. Or you could go crazy and use 12 strips....maybe to decorate for a baby shower or something.
Here is our finished bulletin board.....it makes a pretty cute one dontcha think?

Well, not as cute as my newest grandbaby, and my first grandson! Meet Baby Dylan!


 Our caption is "April Showers Bring Spring Flowers"
 We finished the flowers off with a fuzzy little pom pom in the middle, added leaves and a stem.

 Here is a pic my hubs shot of 3 generations of our family.....me, my daughter and oldest granddaughter Marisa on her 6th birthday party!
Isn't she a cutie? It was an Ariel and Nemo party. It was so cute to watch 10 little
girls having a great time with a bubble machine and lots of prizes!

And pizza, soda and cupcakes to top it off....
The games were fun;....musical chairs, Nemo hot potato while a bubble machine was going on...and
we also made some little pony bead bracelets on chenille stems...super fun!


        Kids are so much fun. It was quite an awesome week, yup it was! 

3 comments:

Krista Carlson said...

Congrats on your newest addition to your family! Love the spring flowers too...they just make that bulletin board pop with color!

-Krista
The Second Grade Superkids

Pattie said...

Thanks Krista! I do love a pretty bulletin board!

mcbruton said...

HI!!!
I am definitely doing this project for my spring bulletin board. It looks amazing!!!
I was wondering what kind of paper did you use to get the strips as long as 24 inches.

THANK YOU!!!

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