Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Bunnies, Shakers, Eggs, and Lunch Linky... in That Order!

Hey there :)  Today my littles and I wrote about bunnies!  We used the writing prompt, "If I were a bunny," from my bunny hop {a craftivity} pack.  To get the kiddos going, we made an anchor chart:
Then we wrote about what we would do if we were bunnies, and made this craft to go with it:
This sweet girl {left} said she would hop in the street and be cute so she could get more carrots.  This cute boy {right} with the wink said he would hop right into your hand and steal your carrots!  If you'd like to do this with your class, click here.


Today during center time, I introduced two new activities and the kids LOVED both.  The first activity and idea comes from Sunny Days in Second Grade.  Denise is amazing, and I've been eyeing her word shakers down for a while!  I finally made some of my own:
Hehehe.. here's a better photo:
I made two, Awesome Antonyms and Super Synonyms.  I have a lot of ideas for more: Vibrant Verbs, Amazing Adjectives, Cool Contractions....  I used dollar store water bottles tinted in pink, and white rice.  Because the water bottles are tinted, I avoided having to dye the rice with food coloring.  Unfortunately I only have one more bottle {it's all they had!} and I can't find the same kind ANYwhere!!!  And believe me, I tried.  I will have to let go of my OCD and settle on a different bottle for future shakers....  Anywho, be sure to visit Denise because she also offers freebies that go with her shakers!


The second activity and idea comes from Rowdy in First Grade.  Jennifer used all of her dollar store Easter finds to make some super cute centers!  I had about a zillion plastic eggs, so I easily made these:
Egg-celent Synonyms
Egg-celent Antonyms
The students have to match the top and bottom so the words go together.  Jennifer has other ideas {which I also copied but don't have pics of lol} so hop on over to her blog and check them out!


And last but certainly not least, let's join a little Looky in My Lunchbox Linky!
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Tara from 4thgradefrolics.blogspot.com is hosting this fun and super cute linky!  And pssst: it's also a giveaway!! ;)  So first let's start with my lunchbox:
I used to carry a non-clear bag, but I tended to shove, oh, just about everything in it.  Notes, wrappers, everything.  So I switched to a clear bag and now I'd be too embarrassed to keep it messy ;)  But with that said, my lunches are pretty embarrassing:
I eat like a child.

I typically drink two bottles of water throughout the day.  We have an early lunch {11:00-11:40} and that's when I eat the Mac n' Cheese.  Well, not everyday, that would be gross.  Other substitutions for that Krafty goodness: bagel thins with cream cheese, cereal, and Pop Tarts.  My gals and I order lunch about once a week and that's the only time I eat anything normal.

I eat the chocolate covered pretzels during snack time.  Sometimes I bring a fruit cup, or oreos, or Gushers, or Dunkaroos.  Again, I eat like a child. :)

Now go on, link up with Tara!  And enter for your chance to win her giveaway!

20 love notes:

Tara said...

Thank you sooooo much for linking up!!! I just love your Easter ideas and may have to adapt and use some of them;) You crack me up about the clear bag so it's not messy!!! Too funny!! Maybe I need a clear teacher bag and purse!!

4th Grade Frolics

FirstGradeBlueSkies (Jennifer) said...

LOVE the carrot!
Jennifer
First Grade Blue SKies

Amber said...

I'm glad to see someone eats like I do, I was beginning to think the whole world was healthy. I'm right there with ya! ;)

✰Amber
Sparkles , Smiles, and Student Teaching

Miss T said...

Looks like your cat loves the shakers too!


Journey of a Substitute Teacher

applesandabcs said...

The carrot is adorable! We are going to be writing about bunnies this week too! :)

Michelle

Apples and ABC's

Natalie said...

Hehe my teamie eats Gushers every. single. day. It's her thing :)

Love the shakers! Too cute.

Natalie
TeacheryTidbits

Hadar said...

I love your lunch and your kitty!!! We are destined for each other! Lol!

Sara S. said...

Haha I eat like a child too! Love me some juice bags and chicken nuggets!

Sara :)
Smiling In Second Grade

Kristin said...

I love that you eat Gushers and Fruit Roll Ups and Dunkaroos. LOVE IT!!
A Teeny Tiny Teacher

Amy said...

I wish your lunches were MY lunches. I tend to eat on the healthy side!

Amy
Krazy About Kiddos

Jill said...

I also eat like a child!! I love bringing fruit snacks and goldfish for my morning snack. :) Good for you for drinking two bottles of water! I need to get on that train...

I was just thinking about making those shakers today! Maybe I will do it while I'm on spring break.

Marvelous Multiagers!

Miss Squirrels said...

The tinted bottles- GENIUS!
I had talked to Chickadee and she was going to help me dye some rice this week!
NOPE! I will be getting the tinted bottles!

(and the bunny on the right (boy) looks like he's straining:) hee hee

Staci

Going Nutty!

misssquirrels@yahoo.com

smorss99 said...

Your anchor chart is super cute!

Shannon
Kindergarten Hoppenings

Traci said...

LOVE your chart and the bunnies... adorable!!!
❤Traci❤
Dragonflies in First

Reagan Tunstall said...

what an engaging chart!
Ever since having to pack my own kid's lunches I can no longer eat anything kiddish anymore. It killed the joy for me. I do love those things but I just can't eat them. It looks, smells, and tastes like I am doing housework. :)

Emily said...

I eat like a child, too! And kinda like a vulture...try some of everybody's food. My worst habit is sugary cereal. That's why I don't want to do the linky of what's in my lunchbox.

Emily @ Second Grade Silliness 

Corinna Gandara said...

That bunny chart is adorable!! My kids would love that:) I am also going to use my old eggs for some center activities as well. Thanks for posting:)

Corinna
Surfin' Through Second

The Teachaholic said...

My fourth graders would totally get into the egg matching activity (too cute!)

Found you through Tara's Lunchbox Linky! Can't wait to stalk you.

Summyr
theteachaholic.blogspot.com

SunnyDays said...

Thanks for linking back to my shakers! I love your idea for them. I see kitty loves them too! so cute :)
Denise
Sunny Days In Second Grade

LaProfesoraFrida said...

The egg matching is GENIUS! :)
My Spanish students would get into this too!
Thanks for sharing these awesome ideas!