Friday, June 10, 2011

Open House 2011-It's a Jungle in Here!

Hi Blogging buddies! Kerri here...
Can I just say how completely JEALOUS I am that so many of you are on your summer break, while I sit here EXHAUSTED after Open House last night, and I still have 2 weeks left of school! GAH!
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Anyway, my theme this year was "The Rainforest" and it was SO STINKING FUN! Here are some pics of how my classroom turned out!
Rainforest animal Research Reports and Clay Snake Projects


Leaf-Cutter Ant Art and Writing


One of our Rainforest Walls

Jaguar Stories

Rainforest Guides and Writing


Sloth Stories


Rainforest Acrostic Poems


Another Rainforest Wall with our Piranha filled River

Jaguar Story

Monkeys and Sloths

Water Color Pencil Flowers

All the Books on their Desks

Decoupaged Keepsake Pencil Boxes

Layers of the Rainforest Art


SLOTHS!! I love them...

MONKEYS!! I also love these!

Tear Art Rainforest Flowers

Close-up of the clay snakes

Our Technology Table showing our Leapsters and Tag Readers

Red-Eyed Tree Frogs-I saw this idea on the blog First Grade Best and adapted the frogs to make them Red-Eved Tree Frogs! Thanks for the cute idea Michelle!

My Front Door that I ADORE!

Mini-Me Projects that the kids did at home

Self-Portraits and All About Me Writing


Another view of our Rainforest


Jog-a-thon Poster!!


Keep a look our for my first ever unit that I will be selling on TPT...on the Rainforest!! YAY!
This Unit is seriously such a blast to teach and the kids DIG it! I will be working on it in 2 weeks, once MY summer starts!!
Toodles!!

20 comments:

Mrs. Ibarra said...

OMG! I had to post how much I LOVE your room!!!!! And I only saw the first 4 pictures....LOL! I will go back and REALLY take a close look at them. I am doing a Safari/Jungle theme next year....so CAN I steal some ideas????? Pretty please?!?!

Mrs. Ibarra said...

If possible, could you explain what is inside the folder on their desks? The one titled My First Grade Adventure? Is it just student work completed through out the year? or something else?

Miss J said...

I love your room!!

Miss J said...

Such a cute room!!

Amanda said...

Wow! Everything looks so fabulous!

Amanda
http://www.oneextradegree.blogspot.com

Kristen said...

What a cool unit!! Your students (and you!) did a fabulous job! Don't worry, you're not alone, I am in for two more weeks as well. :)
Kristen
Ladybug's Teacher Files

Mrs. Daniels First Grade said...

I am like Lisa I started the Jungle theme last year and want to improve on it this year especially since we are going to start our country study with Africa. Can you help me out in any way?
Tam118dans@gmail.com
Would love to know how you do your monkey's and other items.

Lorena said...

Looks like the kids must have had a blast with this unit.

Sarah said...

Wow! You guys sure are having fun!
Just curious, what does HFO stand for in your rules behind the floating self-portraits?
Thanks for sharing your brilliant ideas!

Booky4First said...

Wow! Your room looks fantastic! You spent a LOT of time and effort creating a rainforest in your classroom and I am sure your students learned a lot.

I will look forward to the unit on TPT.

Are the DJ Inkers type bulletin board letters made by you or purchased?

YearntoLearn said...

Just adorable. Bright side outlook...you still have 2 weeks now, but will be on vacation when some of us start back.

Yearn to Learn Blog

lorib said...

The coolest Open House EVER!!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing! Can't wait for your TPT unit!!!!!

Lori said...

Very cute! I have a jungle theme in my room and I'll have to make those monkeys!

Lori

Little Priorities

Lori said...

I can't wait to make those monkeys next year!!

Little Priorities

Hadar said...

Your room turned out amazing! Great job!!

Hadar
Miss Kindergarten

Kim said...

Oh my, how awesome! I bet the kids absolutely LOVED all of that! Cute blog, I'm a new follower!

Jayne Gammons said...

Love, love, love the creative projects in your awesome room. Wish I could visit!
Jayne
http://abcsofreading.blogspot.com/

beagle2love said...

Love the colorful pictures of your classroom! Are the patterns for the sloth and monkey in your rainforest unit? They are adorable! Also, what materials/directions do you send home for the mini-me home project? My students make mini-mes for the May family project, but they don't turn out like yours! Thanks for sharing!
Cathy
beagle2love@hotmail.com

Andi said...

This is AWESOME! I love everything, especially the sloths!!

Julia said...

I love your writings!!! I do a lot of writing in my classroom and am hoping to find even more ideas. I also have a monkey theme in my class and love the decorations in your room!!

savvysecondgraders.blogspot.com

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