Saturday, May 4, 2013

Calming the Chaos

A huge THANKS to Kristy at 3 Peas and a Dog for arranging this great blog hop. Check out my fun lesson idea for reading about and making a dreamcatcher (step-by-step directions and pictures included) and then hop on over to the other creative blogs that are partiipating and sharing end-of-the-year ideas.

State Testing is over (except for the Science exam in May)... the end of the school is near... time for some fun! I like to end the school year with a few inspirational lessons and a fun craft. Yes, I said craft! Read aloud one of these great books about dreamcatchers and follow it up with your students making their own dreamcatcher (step-by-step directions click here).  It's amazing what you can make with a paper plate, yarn and a few feathers. You can even tie it into Native American curriculum.  What a great way to spend an hour or two of class time. Have Fun!

Isaac's Dreamcatcher by Bonnie Farmer

Grandmother's Dreamcatcher by Becky Ray McCain
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  1. I've made dreamcatchers before but haven't made them with students before - sounds like my idea of a great lesson! How do you purchase materials; is it costly?

    I love your blog colors - fun! I'm your newest follower.
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  2. This looks fun! I think you could even link up this post with the Read Aloud Linky Party I'm hosting starting tomorrow. I didn't want to put it out the same day as the Calming The Chaos blog hop. If you get a chance hop on over and say hi!

  3. Hi! I just found your blog through the blog hop, I'm your newest follower!

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  4. What a sweet and fun activity for the end of the year. I love how you incorporate literature in with this craft activity. Love it! Your newest follower: The Learning Lab: Freebie Weathering and Erosion How to make a Rain Gauge

  5. Teaching kids to do craft. That is a good idea that comes handy as my kids are having school holidays soon. Thanks for sharing. ;-)

  6. Hi ,

    I happened to chance upon your blog and found it very interesting!

    We have recently launched a science app that uses augmented reality to enhance classroom teaching. The app has 3D models for kindergarten to grade 12. I thought you might want to check it out and may be review it on your blog, if possible.

    It is a paid app(with a few models free) but in case you are interested in trying it out I will be happy to provide you with a free copy.

    The link to the app is: 



    You can also search for the app on the app store as 'Augmenter'.

    Do let me know if you would be interested. I am really Looking forward to your response.

    happy teaching!



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