To make I water down some red paint and each student painted two filters. We allowed to dry over night (twice after school I loosed from the paper to ensure they wouldn't tear in the morning).
Once dry each student was handed two random folded filters to cut the corners off to give the illusion of petals.
Friday morning before our assembly with the help of a few students, we glued, crunched, and stapled for extra strength the poppies to the cardboard oval I'd prepared. We added a few leaves to bare spots to fill it out nicely. What do you think?
While we were assembling the wreath, my students coloured and read their ten little poppies Emergent readers. For some of my class it was too easy, but it was an excellent review for those who are still struggling with the lower numbers.
After the assembly we continued our math review with this double sided number match page from my Remembrance day activity sheet pack. My kids did really well counting. They used a variety of strategies to make sure they didn't miscount the poppies. This girl checked them off, another crossed them out, and several circled them. Such great thinking!