Monday, March 25, 2013

Hip-pity Hop-pity Easter's on it Way

I love Easter and so do the K-Crew Kids.  We have been very busy working and getting ready for Easter in room 6.  We have made some adorable Easter crafts, and had some great writing fun.  I like to change things up a little each year.  So the bunnies are the same pattern from last year's Easter post, but the others are new.  Take a look at the pictures below.  They are sure to bring a smile to your face.

Easter Chicks.  They turned out adorable.  I took several ideas that I saw on  Pinterest, and put them together to make this little fellow.  It is made by using small yellow plates, yellow construction paper for the hands/wings, a yellow feather for the top of the head, and the other is easy to see.  These were quick and easy to make.  

Easter Egg Writing.  We made a circle map.  The students decorated the egg in the middle and then wrote some words to describe the egg.  The next day we wrote about the egg.  The writing paper can be found on last year's Easter post.  Here is a copy of the circle map.

We made these cute little bunnies last year, but I loved them so much I decided to make them again this year with this class.  You can get the pattern for the bunny from last year's Easter post. 

The kids loved painting the Easter eggs.  We used florescent  colors, so they really stand out in the hall.  They are hung back to back, but you can always paint both sides if you like.  

 Happy Easter 
K-Crew Kids Rock

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Green, Green, I Am Seeing Green

Well I'm a little late posting our St. Patrick's Day fun, but better late than never.  :-) I don't know about you, but it seems we have been rushing with St. Patrick's Day and Easter so close together.  So here is a look at our adorable Leprechauns and Pots of Gold.  They turned out so cute and colorful.  The kids loved making them.

Our pots of gold turned out so cute and colorful.  Hanging in the hall, they give you a feeling of spring.  As I was putting them up in the hall, children kept walking by saying "Those are so cute Mrs. Ring" or "I love them Mrs. Ring".  You never know what a kids will really likes.  :-) Below is a closer look of some of our pots of gold.  The gold is made by dipping a round object of choice in glue and stamping the glue on the yellow paper.  Glitter is then sprinkled on top.  The rainbow is made by cutting streamers into thin strips.  Very pretty.  

I make leprechauns each year, but these have to be my favorite.  They were so colorful and cute.  Such personality in each face.  We painted a paper plate orange.  After the paint dried we glued a piece of circle shaped construction paper on top of the orange for the face so that just the orange beard shows.  The kids cut slits around the plate to make the beard a little more 3-D.  

Love this winking face.  

K-Crew Kids Rock

Saturday, March 2, 2013

A Wacky Kind of Read Across America Day

We had a exciting and wonderful day in K-Crew land at Smith Elementary.  It was Read Across America Day.  If any of you know me, I love a reason to dress up, so I along with all the kids that saw me a great day was had with all my "Wackiness".  We began the day by inviting the parents to come in for a snack and reading time with the kids.  We then changed classes, and each K teacher chose a different book to read.  I chose Wacky Wednesday, and had a blast.  Room 6 was very wacky along with Mrs. Ring and Mrs. Rogers :-)  .  Take a look at all of the fun....

My partner in crime Mrs. Kelly Rogers.  I couldn't make it each day without her by my side.  I think I am beginning to rub off on her and bring out the craziness.  :-)  We had fun dressing up for our book Wacky Wednesday.
Room 6 was a little wacky.  Take a look at what happened in our room.  Wow!

Read Across America books, snacks and crafts.

I had the most fun with the pink ink.  Each day I kept telling them I could not wait until they got to try  "Yink, Pink, Ink, Drink".  They would always screech and say yuck.  Some would say....I don't think my mama will let me drink pink ink.  When they all tasted it they wanted seconds, thirds and some fourths. :-)  (Our pink ink was a pink drink I found at Dollar General made up of cherry, mango and pineapple.  It was very tasty for ink.  ;-)

We had snack items to represent several of the Dr. Seuss books.  We let the children choose what they wanted to put in their snack bags.  They loved it.  

Snack items
Are You My Mother? - malt robin eggs
Lorax - marshmellows
ABC - alphabet cheezits
Hop on Pop - White Chedder Popcorn
Horton Hears a Who - Circus Peanuts
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish - Color Goldfish and Swedish Fish
If I Ran the Zoo/ Circus - animal crackers
Oh The Places We Will Go - Honey Nut Cheerios
The Cat in the Hat - Red Sour Lifesavers
Truffle Tree (Thanks Zoey) 

Yummy cupcakes (Thanks Kennedy)

Our great parents helping out.

Our kids loved being read to by our parents.

Thing 1 and Thing 2.  

Kelly - Love her

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish hand print craft

Yertle the Turtle - the kids loved this story.

My Yertle up close.

The Cat in the Hat.  Rhyming Words Hat, black paper plate for the face.  So cute.

I hope you enjoyed looking at all the fun and learning of room 6.  We had a blast.  
K-Crew Kids Rock