Crazy about Owls!

I have been a little cray about owls lately.  I don't do a full unit on them, but my class have had a few little owl projects lately.  I wanted to do something different for our November calendars this year.  I am sooooooo tired of turkeys!  I have been seeing so many fun owl images lately, that I wanted to do owls.  I think the kiddos did a super job!

I used my handy dandy Cricut machine to cut the body templates.  I also made circles of various sizes, flower, and star shapes to create the eyes.  The kids used oil pastels to draw the branches and moons.  They also embellished the owls with buttons and feathers.  Aren't they cute?

 If you are a scrapbook maker, you probably already know about Cricut machines or may even have one.  I was given one as a gift many years ago by a very generous parent.  I LOVE it and use it multiple times every year. It is a computerized die cut machine with multiple settings and options. You need cartridges that are programed with different shapes.  There are lots available.  The most useful cartridge is included with the machine.  It makes getting creative with both art projects and making center activities and games so much more doable.

I just have to show you one more cutie patootie owl calendar...

If you would like the Calendars for Number Writing product, you can get it at my TpT shop (just click on the image below):

It has calendars with three variations for differentiation, for every month of the year.   It helps my sweeties practice number writing regularly and gives them an opportunity to see the patterns in number order.  Families enjoy the art work.  It makes a great reference at home for counting, count downs, patterns, and other learning.

I also made a fun little owl product to help my kids practice number bond concepts using dominoes.  I had my sweet students do this on the morning of Halloween.  It was still learning, but I have a group who enjoy coloring, so it was fun to make some colorful fall owls.  They did a great job!

Did I already say they did a great job?

You can get this at my Teachers Pay Teachers shop too!  These color, cut, sort activities can come in very handy throughout the school year.    There are lots of versions included so it is easy to differentiate.  They are great for when you have a sub, or anytime you want some fun practice.  They are perfect for interactive notebooks or math journals too!  You can click on the image below to go get it!

Are you as crazy about owls as I am?  Hope these ideas and resources help you have fun in your classroom while saving your ink and most importantly your time!
Happy Teaching!

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