Category: Cross-Curricular Connections

An adorable, lovey-dovey Valentine's Day center activities package! Receive 6 fun center activities ranging in curriculum topics such as: Math, Science, Writing and Art. Each center activity comes with it's own instruction page, for absolute clarity. Your class will love showing their Valentine's Day spirit, while still learning with these creative activities.
Art, Centers, Cross-Curricular Connections, Teaching Ideas & Inspiration

Valentine’s Day – Center Activities Package

We could all use a little more love right now; that’s why I’m excited to share my newest TPT package with you!  It’s a Valentine’s Day inspired center activities package!  Don’t want to set up centers? No problem! Use each activity as a morning activity/warm-up or as lessons on their own.  It contains 6 fun activities, with instructions.  Here is a closer look at the package: Center Activity #1: Each center activity comes with an instructions page, so that students can have a reference point when working on their activity. This activity gets students creating mosaic art!  They simply tear or cut construction or gift tissue paper, and label each piece with things they love.Continue reading

Art, Cross-Curricular Connections, Teaching Ideas & Inspiration

8 Wonderful Fall Art Activities

Fall is such an aesthetically beautiful season.  The changing colors, the cool winds that rustle the leaves and the harvesting of pumpkins and apples are among the joys of Autumn.  This is what makes Fall the perfect inspiration for some art activities.  It’s a great opportunity to present elements such as color, texture, line and shape.  Take a look at my favorite fall art activities below:   1. Yarn Trees   Doesn’t this look fantastic?  It’s a great activity if you want your students to do art work that goes beyond the typical 2-dimensions.  This yarn tree will literally pop out of the canvas and attract onlookers’ eyes.  You could use this activity to discussContinue reading

Book Corner, Cross-Curricular Connections, Resource Reviews, Teaching Ideas & Inspiration

Book Review: The Very Cranky Bear (With Cross-Curricular Lesson Ideas)

*This post contains affiliate links for convenient viewing* The first time I picked up The Very Cranky Bear by Nick Bland, it was by chance.  My daughter and I were browsing through book store shelves, when the book caught our eyes.  I was SO pleasantly surprised with how fun this book is! Summary: This book is about four little animal friends, each possessing their own unique qualities, who run into a cranky bear and come up with creative solutions to cheer him up. Thoughts: What I love about this book is that it allows you to pause a draw various lessons from it.  There is a wonderful attention to language, which really displays the effective use ofContinue reading