First Friday Freebie #5: Eye Spy!

A key to strengthening visual literacy is improving observation skills. With this in mind, here is a fun nature scavenger hunt that will not only have your students scouring the school yard and sky, they will also be working on various skills such as observation, coordination, and possibly cooperation. Click here for pdf file.

EyeSpyScavengerHunt

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April Showers Bring May Flowers

Well, it feels like we have had more than our share of April showers around here this year.  🙂

Thankfully, the sun has finally started to warm up some of our days and the spring flowers are in full bloom. They are a beautiful sight…. and an intriguing (as well as creative) topic for a spring science unit.

After observing, dissecting, analyzing, and categorizing flowers with your students and sharing books like those shown above, you may want to provide opportunities for some creative projects like the flower crafts found on the following sites:

FreeKidsCrafts.com

DLTK’s Printable Crafts for Kids

Kaboose.com – tissue paper flowers

TLC Family – paper flowers

Origami Fun – origami lilies and other flowers