Monday, November 12, 2012

I Can't Believe It's....Butter?

A sweet, retired teacher friend so graciously came and helped our ENTIRE kindergarten campus make butter! She is just awesome...even in retirement she is a dedicated educator! Here are some of the pics of the butter churn she has...AND yes it is very old!
 
 
 
Then we went back to our class and made an Anchor Chart...I'd really like to thank Mrs. Carroll for "reintroducing" me to those lovely charts (but as I give her props...please do not compare mine to hers...she is awesome at them & I, by no means, would ever consider myself an artist)!  I mean, anchor charts give you so many teachable opportunities...you may plan for it to go one way, but then the little guys start talking & it takes on so much more meaning!  Seize the opportunity!
So here is our anchor chart for making butter...(don't judge...I free handed this) :o)
 
Then we wrote about it...
 
One final mention...I am always on the look out for a good bargain and ideas that will help my little guys become better writers!  Well, I love this product that allows students to work on spacing (one might say it looks like an astronaunt?? I'm pretty sure you've seen the product)...while freeing up their lil' fingers!  But I wanted to find a cheaper alternative to the product...so here is my "space guy".  Props to the hubby for spray painting them for me!



 
Oh yeah...not too be too "corny", but...isn't that a great lookin' "crop" of numbers???
 

Thanks for stopping by!  If you have any good suggestions for future anchor charts let me know...I am really trying hard get the little guys into them! 
Brandy

1 comments:

Ashley Benoit said...

I love your anchor charts! I love *pinterest* for cute anchor chart ideas. I am no artist either, so I try to print my pictures (I know this is cheating) but I seriously can not draw! Love your blog!!

Ashley
The Teacher's Treasure Chest

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