Friday, March 18, 2011

St. Patrick's Day and Potatoes

This is one of my all time favorite books by Tomie!

Making our own Mr. Potato head and practicing writing color words.

Playing with and drawing Potato Heads

Weighing, comparing, observing different potatoes.

We used this to record our potato graph data.

I got this idea from Mrs. Lee! Thanks for the printables.

I laminated these color word cards and made them into booklets so the kids could practice writing their color words.

Making a food list at the kitchen center.

Color words and learning about rainbows.

I just got this book this year. Very cute!!

Extension writing activity

On Monday I couldn't find my special pointer, on Tuesday the dry erase board eraser was missing, on Wednesday there was spilled cereal on the table and on Thursday there were footprints on our tables!

But he didn't get our cookies!!

Coloring/labeling a leprechaun

I typed up simple sentences and had the kids cut them into strips and  put them in this 'fry' box. For the more advanced readers/writers, I gave them blank strips of yellow paper and had them write their own sentences.

Roll 3 dice, add the dots together, write the number.

As a cooperative group project I had the kids in groups of 3 or 4 and they were assigned a different color of the rainbow. They had to find pictures from magazines. They did a GREAT job and had fun. I purposely paired them with kids they don't usually work with.

Rainbow/pot of gold watercolor painting.

Potato stamping.


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  2. Where did you get the Mr. Potato Head Pattern? I love it!


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