Here are the class basket themes for 2017
|Haley Schlect||STEM activities|
|Mayumi Kearns||Fitness Fun!|
|Seunghee Lee||Cooking for kids|
|Bianca Perdiz||Moana Movie Night|
|Karen Thompson||Girl Power! Super Hero Girls|
|Caroline Kupfer||Pikachu & EX Swag|
|Caitlin Sawka||Beanie Boo Basket|
|Ann Matthews||Science Kit|
|Joshua Curhan||Ice Cream|
|Katherine House||Great Harvest Bread Company|
|Sean Avery||Dave and Buster’s|
|Maureen Bennett||Boston Sports teams|
|Jessica Durling||Dance Party|
|Sean Curran||Money tree|
|Lauren Archibald||Lasor Craze|
|Julie Selhub||LEGO city|
|Christopher Bruff||Movie night|
|Leonard Swanton||Gift Cards|
|Matt Studley||Photo Booth- camera, case and film|
|Neil Taylor||Kindle e-reader and power adapter|
|Neal Waters||Clarke Spirit Wear|
|Seth Golder||Outdoor Fun!|
|Bowman PTA||Bowman Swag|
A quick and fun game. I used free printables to print off board games and cards, and made the game boards sturdier by pasting the copies to card board. (You can find the printables here: http://teachingheart.net/wintercottonballs.pdf
The only other supply needed is either little white pom pons or cotton balls to use for the snow balls.
Players take turns drawing cards with instructions for how many snow balls to take from the center pile and place on their cards. Some cards have students put some snowballs back! The first player to fill their game card with 8 snowballs is the winner.
Students can create a winter wonderland scene to take home and display. Supplies needed: clear plastic plates, cotton balls, assorted foam shapes and stickers like trees, snowmen, snowflakes, black construction paper cut into snow globe base shape, 8.5 x 11 card stock, glue, glue sticks, pencils, and metallic pens.
1. Have students trace around the plate on their card stock.
2. Using gluestick, paste the snow globe base down under the circle.
3. Arrange shapes to creat winter scene.
4. Stretch the cotton balls out to make snow drifts at bottom of scene.
5. Have parent help apply glue (Alene’s tacky glue works best) around edges of plate and cover scene.
6. If desired, write a message on the base of the snow globe.
7. Let dry, placing a book on top of plate to help it stick well.
We made a watercolor canvas (24 x 36″) and presented it to our teacher on Thursday. The kids were pulled from class in groups of 4 and used black Sharpie to write a thank you message and draw a picture. After all the kids had written/illustrated, we had a small group come back out to paint using liquid watercolors. After the piece dried, it was sprayed it with fixative so the colors wouldn’t fade.
– The students put together a Memory Book – each child took time to create their own artwork with their thankful note…