Monday, April 30, 2012

Grass Heads and More...

I feel like I have totally disappeared from blogging...I haven't told you all about our plant unit and I am already coming close to ending our space unit! Where has the time gone?? 
I have been completing all of my students FAIR testing, preparing for our big parent appreciation show, I started working out again (finally!), and I have also been taking my class to swimming lessons everyday...imagine changing 21 little ones back into their dry clothes everyday for 2 weeks! AH!!
Okay..enough complaining ;)
Here is a picture of how some of our grass heads turned out...

The children love making these! They can't believe that the grass grows through their socks :) As the grass grows I let them give their 'heads' haircuts and all! So fun!

We also have been working on multiple meaning words. I wrote a bunch of words down and put them in a hat. Each child chose one word and had to come up with 2 meanings for that word. Here is an example:
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Have a great night! And I promise I won't disappear for so long again ;)


  1. I want to make grass heads with my kiddos!! Looks like such fun!
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  2. I finally finished FAIR last week and was so glad! This time takes FOREVER!
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  3. Love these.
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  4. Ok this is probably a silly question but how did you make the grass heads?

    1. Not silly at all! I was wondering if I should have included that in my post :) Basically you take a THIN sock...first you put a handful of grass seed into the bottom of the sock. Then you fill the sock with soil. You have to really stretch the sock and push the soil down into the bottom. You will rubber band the sock so the soil doesn't fall out and cut off the extra sock. Then you are ready to go! I hot glue the eyes, nose and mouth on, and put the entire sock under running water to water it :)