Review a variety of 2D shapes with this quick, easy and fun paper plate scarecrow craft. There's a poem to glue on the back that helps practice rhyming words, as well as incorporating another genre for your students to learn about.
Here's an easy and inexpensive student gift (only 10 cents per student!) that doubles as an icebreaker. Packet also includes ways to use the labels as an icebreaker, a summary of why water is beneficial for students; plus several writing extensions, including a water drop poem and adjective activity, & bookmark. There's also an alphabetical list of 125 words that describe water, water tags, 4 different water bottle labels, and a poster. This is a special FREEBIE in my TpT shop. Simply click on the link to pop on over and get your free water bottle packet today.
Run off the heart pattern on a variety of pastel colors of construction paper, or for more pizzazz, print it off on patterned scrapbook paper that has a plain flip side. Students cut out their heart and then fold it on the dashed lines, creating an envelope! Encourage students to write something inside, or give them a poem or writing prompt. I've included a page of suggestions.
It's Time For Fall; It's Time For Poetry!
I love poetry and enjoy dabbling in it every now and then when I get time, or an idea pops into my head.
My editor at Mailbox Magazine sometimes had that on her list of assignments.
I always run my “creations” by my husband Dan. He’s great with word choice, and making things have the correct amount of syllables and still make sense!
Through all sorts of laughter, he helped me so much with The Colors Of Fall; I simply had to add his name to the “credits”.
I tried to include poetry, nursery rhymes, and other easy readers that rhymed as part of my genre each month, so that my Y5’s would get used to hearing rhymes.
Eventually I would pause, during the reading of a poem, and leave the rhyming word off, waiting for them to fill it in. It never ceased to amaze me how adept they became at this.
I’ve included the poem on a separate sheet of paper, for you to read and hang up, as well as the booklet.
You can simply read it to your class or print off copies and have them trace and write the color words in their matching colors.
After you read the story, ask students what else they see in fall that are each of the colors. Perhaps you can have each student design their own page as a class book.
Click on the link to view/download The Colors of Fall
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“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” –Pablo Picasso