Friday, April 19, 2013

Seasons and Five for Friday

We have had so much fun learning about the seasons this week. We talked about one season each day. I ordered the Weather and Seasons Common Core Collection from Scholastic a couple of months ago and my favorite book is A Tree For All Seasons. It was perfect for the seasons book we made! (I am not sure how I feel about the Common Core Collections they have now.  I like the books, but the "guidebook" seems kind of pointless to me. What do you think about it?)

Each day when we talked about a season, we added to our anchor chart and then the kids made their own page in their seasons book.

Here is the finished anchor chart.
The trees look a little crazy, but the kids thought they were "beautiful".
That's all that matters, right?

We tore up construction paper for leaves on the fall page.

For the spring page we drew flowers and leaves with crayon.

We cut a big green tree top for the summer page.

We used cotton balls for "snow" on the winter page.

Here's a look at all of the pages before I stapled them into a book.

You can download the book for free from Kindertastic here.

After we learned all about the seasons, the kids picked their favorite one to write about. I found this cute idea on pinterest to make it look like you are look out of  a window. All I did was draw the two black lines or "window panes" on construction paper and cut some curtains for each student.

You can grab the writing portion by clicking here.

I am linking up for Five for Friday as usual.

1. This was what one of my kiddo's lunch looked like this week.

Ya think she packed it herself?

2. This week one of my student's parents came to talk to me after school. Of course my first thought was "uh oh, what is going on...", BUT he came just to tell me how much he appreciated me and that he thought I was doing a great job. It made me smile big time. It is always nice to hear that you are making a difference.

3. I finally ordered some clip boards for my classroom. I don't know how I've lived without them this year. I got these from amazon.

4. I am road tripping to ATL this weekend and am SO excited! I am going to see Taylor Swift (Judge away. I have no shame.) and go to Six Flags with my sister. I can't wait!! We have so much fun together.

5. I have been thinking about trying to do my own linky this summer. I really have no idea how to do it but... I thought it could be fun. =)

Have a great weekend!


  1. How funny is that lunch!? Haha! I just love the salad thrown inside the lunch box by itself!

    Kimberly Ann
    Live, Laugh, I love Kindergarten

    1. I know! I couldn't help but laugh.

  2. Don't you sometimes wonder about the lunches and snacks the kids bring in? Enjoy the sister time. I love spending special time with my sister.

    Third Grade Galore

    1. We had a great time. Sisters are so special. =)

  3. I am sure the Taylor Swift concert will be amazing! Not gonna lie...I definitely sing {quite loudly} to her sons in my car!

    Lucky to Be in First

    1. It was amazing! She is so fun to see live, it is always such a huge production.