Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Music class-boards and art work!

                NOTEFRIENDS- Fun way to learn music notes.
                                         Easy and neat looking wall decoration.
 Music tree,snow men with TA TA TEE TEE TA,(snow man that is full is "TA" and cut in half is "TEE TEE" or quarter -quarter- eighth/eighth- quarter : rhythms), instruments, and the boarders are made at school.

 Children can write a report about Picasso, and cut out the musicians and the instruments, just like Picasso's art. They decorated with music paper behind it.

So great!!

The complete bulletin board.

An easy wall design with music posters you can buy. Colorful paper behind and it takes up a complete wall!!
Hope you got some fun ideas!! 
Stay healthy! Sayonara :)

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Winter Wonderland-Fun crafts and board ideas!

Winter Wonderland time!
Cold, snow,scarves, hot coco, snowmen, snowflakes and ice skating!
Enjoy .....

Easy to do, cut out white squares, one black one for the eye,rectangles for the mouth and carrot nose!

Snow girl with tissue paper backing. Do the background first then put the snow girl or boy on next.
Arms are black straws. Use a hole punch to make colorful buttons and black eyes and mouth.

Lets count! A mug with a number at the top. Kinder will paste the number of marshmallows that match.  Makes me want a hot cup of coco!

 Penguins with an icy background and snow person on a paper plate. Close up of the pictures below will help you copy the art.

                     Popsicle stick snowflakes. Paint them, add sparkle and glue.
                                                 Simple, good for all ages.
                                                        LET IT SNOW!
             Color the background, paint black tree and white paint splattering.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Excited for Spring planting.

        I was talking to a friend on the phone and she told me that the discount store Big Lots, has planting supplies already. I like to get them before the inexpensive places sell out. SO ...I took a trip to the store and found a gold mine of goodies. I compared the prices to Target and on line store and it was SO much less money. I will plant in the starter pots in  March some time. I can put them in the ground in April or end of March.

I bought different size pots.
      The seed starter on the bottom shelf shown here are plastic with 72 cells!! It comes with a humidity dome, greenhouse like, to help keep the moisture and heat in. This was only $4.50. I saw a smaller one at Target for triple that cost!! All I need is dirt,water and some sun.
 I like the pellet type of planters because I won't need dirt. I just can grow the plants and put them in the ground. Easy!
 I will use these pots too...extra bonus ....they are organic!!

Just in case you need a new one. The hoses were a great price!

      The special pots that grow herbs and strawberries look fun. I have never used them before. I will try and see how it goes. I will keep you posted. If you have used these before leave a comment. I am curious on how good these work.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Idioms for kids~

     This was a fun project for older students in the elementary grades. They are learning about idioms. They are not going to illustrate what it means but draw the literal meaning of the saying.
This can turn out to be a fun and hilarious project. The children don't know at first what it means and just draw it. Like "Heart of Gold" means a wonderful person who will always , go the extra mile, for you. (ha ha!) They draw a picture of someone with a real heart made out of gold.
 Have some fun with your students this semester using idioms. You can find dozens of them.

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Happy New Year everyone!