Saturday, June 18, 2011

A Father's Day Idea for Next Year!

Hi Friends! Kerri here...
5 days left!! Plus 24 report cards, 24 end of the year certificates, and 24 personalized photo albums (just downloaded 459 photos to Costco...and it took 3 hours!) Whew!! I'll get it all done right??

Here is a SUPER DUPER CUTE AND EASY idea for Father's Day next year (or any other Parent gifts that you may give out). I bought wood frames from IKEA (I love me some IKEA!) that were 3 for $2. The kids painted them black and then MOD PODGED (also one of my loves!) these super bright mosaic paper squares from Lakeshore around the edge. 
The Mod Podge dries bright and shiny and VOILA! Another fabulous CHEAP as old chips project for the Dads in your class!
I know it's too little too late for all of you, but just file it away for next year!!
Hope you are all enjoying your summer/last weeks of school!!

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!
Direct Draw Oil Pastel Parrots
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!!