Sunday, March 13, 2016

Cracked Egg Cards and Envelope Baskets


  Check out the Forever in 5th Grade Linky, SHOW and TELL.

  I found this cute cracked egg design to make an Easter card.

     The directions were quite a challenge for some of the students.  First you had to read the directions from the bottom up. That was confusing for some.
The directions to reverse fold also stumped a group to children.  But the end result was very cute as you can see. 


           Envelopes came in handy to make a basket envelope for the Easter egg card.

          First, we took a legal size envelope and cut off the end with the return address. ( Our school gets donations, boxes of old recycle envelopes from local businesses).  

         Next, the remaining part was folded in half. The top flap was cut to match the curve.  Then a cut was made along the fold and following the curve to make a handle.  

        Finally, the open side of the "basket" was glued and decorated.  

       The cracked egg card fits nicely into the basket and ready for delivery. 

 A joyous Easter to all!

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Monday, March 7, 2016

Southern Colonies Flip Chart

                  FLIP CHARTS are your friends!

        My 5th graders enjoy making flip charts to sum up information. They add illustrations to help remember specific information.
      To wrap up the Southern Colonies a flip chart was perfect. 

         Each student received a sheet that had this information for the Southern Colonies. The paper was flipped over to the blank side and folded in half.  The flaps were opened and then each was folded into the middle fold.

     This is the outside of the flip chart decorated and glued onto a piece of loose leaf paper.

  The inside of the paper was divided into four sections. Then the section for the Carolinas was divided in half.

    The students wrote the name of each colony in the correct section to match the outer flaps.  The following information was added by the students.
Founder, Reason for  founding,  Economy, and Geography.
    I let the kids go to it. I am always very impressed with their work.


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Sunday, March 6, 2016

Salt and Light

     "We are the Salt of the Earth and Light for the world".  Matthew 5: 13- 16

       The students made these banners to hang in the hallway after we discussed what it means to be the 
"Salt of the Earth and a Light for the World"

       Pope Francis has named 2016 a Jubilee Year of Mercy.

    After finishing the coloring of the letters, each child signed the banner as a visual reminder to be Salt and Light

   Our Religious Education office put up this bulletin board in the hall. 

          The 4th graders worked on these light bulbs and salt shakers to show how they can be salt and light for the world.