Today was “Third Grade Day”, though I like Movin’ On Up Day better I think!
we focused on what 3rd grade teachers like: fractions. And what 2nd graders think 3rd grade is all about: cursive.
fyi-they no longer teach cursive but don’t tell the kids!
The first thing we did was break out the ol’ shaving cream. Remember that shaving cream is the key to being the best teacher ever!
After lunch they made the dreaded “Cursive Monsters”!! I LOVE these. I made them last year and it’s quick, fun, and make an awesome display!
step one: fold the construction paper hotdog and write the students’ names above the fold. I cross the line for y’s, f’s, etc. But I do not think I will in the future…just fyi
step two: have the students color the lines over and over with crayon. I always use black. It needs to be wax to transfer.
Step 3: refold and rub away. We used scissor handles, pencils, markers, and table edges until we get it to work
Step 4: decorate your aliens, monsters, whatever you want to call them!
here’s a few during and after
and here is a little display sign and directions! click the picture!
Tomorrow is Art Day! CANNOT WAIT! We are stealing a few ideas from you bloggers!