Tuesday, March 5, 2013

a daisy doozy

So, I am a few days late...

No... not like that...

I am late for Dr. Seuss' bday! I had it in my mind that this week we would be doing all that Read Across America stuff (I mean isn't it always the first week of March?). So, my kids missed out on some fun stuff that I usually do, but I did fit in a really fun writing activity. Have you ever read:

This book is adorable, so if you haven't read it yet... DO!! Your kids will love it anytime in the year! We did a little how-to writing to go along with this daisy head problem...

How to get rid of a Daisy-Head! A few of my kiddos are really struggling with being creative. I got a lot of "I cut the flower".... blah! 
Then I had a few that got creative (one even wrote she was going to stick her head in the toilet and flush it... swirly!! lol). 
The best part about our writing wasn't really writing. 

I wish I could show you some facial expressions! Priceless!
Here is how we did it:

I took pictures of the kids pretending to pull a daisy out of their heads the day before. 
I printed these pics in black and white on card stock (8x10s). Then, I cut around their bodies so there wasn't a background. 
Then we used a hole punch to string the flower through and make it look like it was growing from their head. 
They were OBSESSED with this activity! 

If you have time to stick this in your schedule, click the pic below to get a copy of the writing prompt and daisies for free! 

Think I'm hittin' the sack early! Enjoy :)

1 comment:

  1. I've tried to download the Daisy Head printables and I can't get it to work. Could you possiblly email them to me? (kteacherforlife@gmail.com) I love it! Thanks for sharing!