Spring Is... (a FREEBIE)

Spring has definitely sprung here in northern California.  I was feeling the need to get something spring hung up.  So we went on an impromptu spring walk around school and then brainstormed things we noticed or we know that relate to spring.  

After our brainstorm session, I gave them a circle map to fill out.  They had to put one word in each circle that reminds them of spring.  They were to use this circle map to help them complete a spring writing.

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The next day, I pulled out the watercolors and just let them paint what they wanted, as long as it was a spring theme.  They loved having a chance to free paint.  
This was my favorite.  A boy flying a kite.

It was a reminder to me that I need to let them have free paint time more often.  Has spring sprung where you live?


  1. I'm so glad to hear you speak of "PAINT!" I agree. With our fast paced curriculums, sometimes we skip the developmental milestones! Like ...painting! I have said those exact words..I don't have time. But when I make the time...MAGICAL! Happy Spring!
    wendy 1stgradefireworks@gmail.com

  2. Renee, thank you for stopping by my blog! Chico has a special piece of my heart! You are so lucky to still live and teach there! Guess what???? I think I did my student teaching at your school (judging by the pictures of the garden/playground). Do you teach at CCD, by chance? :)
    Lattes and Laughter

  3. I did my first trimester with Mrs. Masters in 2008. I don't know if she would remember me but she is AMAZING! And so is your sweet little school. :)


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