Today I'm going to start with A Crucial Week...
Emer is an Irish Primary School teacher, and according to the Profile is living in Italy this year to teach.
Here are my favourite ideas and resources from Emer:
1. Woolly Octopus
It's really easy to make, just click on the link to go to the tutorial.
I think it'd only be doable inmost classrooms if you could get parents to each donate a small ball of yarn, because this could get very expensive. I've never seen yarn at my dollarstore, so I'd be looking at at least $2 a student, and that adds up too quickly.
2. Painted Pebbles
I can also imagine my students enjoying painting small rocks for art. Maybe give each student four, and they have to paint the life cycle of a butterfly, or whatever we're studying?
3. Fraction Stations
In anycase, this is a great resource to teach/review fractions with your elementary aged students. I love how hands on all 8 cards are!
4. Big Scale Art
5. Authors Box
I like the idea to keep all your class created books together in a dedicated box. I think this one is cute!
THERE were so MANY more great ideas that Emer shared, but since many of them weren't Emer's, I didn't think it would be fair to share someone else's resources, but definitely go to the Blog and see ALL the ideas shared there, there are some really good ones!