Sunday, March 22, 2015

Spring Had Sprung

Hi friends, Renee here from Fantastic First Grade Froggies.  I hope you are having a wonderful start to your spring.  We just finished our spring break and I am feeling quite refreshed.  Now I am planning ahead for my spring activities that I will do in my class.  I love this time of year!

Here are some of my favorite spring books.

Spring is Here!
It's Spring
Spring: An Alphabet Acrostic
Miss Rumphius
Spring is Here
In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb
Kite Day
Frog and Toad Collection
And Then It's Spring
Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms

What are some of your favorites?

Here is a freebie I had on my blog a couple of years ago.  I do this every year and my kids love it!


Spring has definitely sprung here in northern California.  I was feeling the need to get something spring hung up.  So we went on an impromptu spring walk around school and then brainstormed things we noticed or we know that relate to spring.  

After our brainstorm session, I gave them a circle map to fill out.  They had to put one word in each circle that reminds them of spring.  They were to use this circle map to help them complete a spring writing.

(Click the Spring Is...picture to grab your freebie)

The next day, I pulled out the watercolors and just let them paint what they wanted, as long as it was a spring theme.  They loved having a chance to free paint.  
This was my favorite.  A boy flying a kite.

It was a reminder to me that I need to let them have free paint time more often.  Has spring sprung where you live?

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