Spring is here! Flowers are blooming, birds are busy, and eggs are everywhere. We had fun learning about spring in the classroom last week. The kiddos made little spring baskets using berry baskets from the farmer's market. They used 1/2" strips of colored paper to weave through the sides and two standard pipe cleaners twisted together for the handles. It sure is good fine motor work for young students. They were excited about the baskets and what we would make to go inside.
We read some fantastic books about spring and the signs of the season in nature and the world around us. This topic always includes baby animals and eggs, so, we learned a bit about them too. This is my all time favorite non fiction book on eggs:
Aren't they adorable? The kiddos also added colored eggs and some sweets used for math problem solving to the baskets as well. You can see more about our colored eggs on this blog post: Coloring Eggs in the Classroom. Our last day before break was super special because we also got to see and touch these cool things:
A big thank you goes out to my AMAZING instructional aide, Stacey Grant, for bringing in those cool eggs to share with our kiddos. I also want to thank the student in my class who brought in the baby chicks. He was so excited about them hatching at home and I am so happy that he was able to share them with our class. Thanks so much! It made our day!
I have so much more to tell you about our studies of spring. This post is getting very long, though, so it will have to wait for the next one. Hope you are enjoying all the fun curriculum connections that spring provides.