Creative Writing With A Scarecrow--Not So Scary!
This cute scarecrow helps reinforce reading, writing and cutting skills, as students enjoy reviewing the pretty colors of fall that their scarecrow sees.
Students trace the color sight words and can either make a scarecrow out of construction paper or simply color one.
The pages of the booklet are cut out, sequenced and glued to his tummy. The master has 4-on a page for easy printing.
Because it focuses on color words, the booklet makes a great activity for "word work" during Daily 5.
When everyone is done, read the book as a whole group reinforcing concepts of print and reviewing Common Core Standards.
Students will be able to take the booklet home and share it with their families, which will help reinforce lessons learned in school further, as well as build their self-esteem.
The scarecrows also make an adorable bulletin board. Cover the top half of the board with sky blue construction paper and the bottom half with a cornfield-colored background. For a 3-D effect, you may want to lash a few real cornstalks on either side of your bulletin board.
Sprinkle your students work so that the scarecrows are dotted around the cornfield. A few crows suspended from fishline flying from the ceiling adds the finishing touch. I have a crow activity in the the November Arts and Activities book.
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A title for your board could be any of the following: Great Work Worth Crowing About! OR: Not So Scary Lessons In Mr(s) ______________ Class! OR: Just Hangin' Around Doin' Good Work In ________________'s Class!
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Yes There Is Time For Art AND Common Core--Just Combine Them. Don't Be Scared; Make A Scarecrow!
November is not just turkeys and pilgrims. After the election excitement, spice things up with not-so-scary scarecrows!
Here's a sampling of the 66 - pages of adorable scarecrow arts & crafts projects and activities that will help you teach a variety of subjects and Common Core State Standards.
Some full color pictures + copy-ready patterns and step-by-step directions for each project are included.
These projects all involve many of your report card standards, so children are learning and reinforcing much-needed math, writing, and science concepts while enjoying art.
Hands-on “craftivities” are a great way to help increase listening and following direction skills, as well as practice and improve cutting and other fine motor skills.
You can use completed projects as gifts, bulletin boards, hallway and classroom decorations or for portfolios.
Many make great keepsakes for parents. Some of the projects include songs and poems to reinforce those concepts too.
Click on the link to view/download the Scarecrow Art + Activity Book.
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“The world of imagination is boundless.” –Jean Jacques Rousseau