Saturday, May 4, 2013

Calming the Chaos

A huge THANKS to Kristy at 3 Peas and a Dog for arranging this great blog hop. Check out my fun lesson idea for reading about and making a dreamcatcher (step-by-step directions and pictures included) and then hop on over to the other creative blogs that are partiipating and sharing end-of-the-year ideas.

State Testing is over (except for the Science exam in May)... the end of the school is near... time for some fun! I like to end the school year with a few inspirational lessons and a fun craft. Yes, I said craft! Read aloud one of these great books about dreamcatchers and follow it up with your students making their own dreamcatcher (step-by-step directions click here).  It's amazing what you can make with a paper plate, yarn and a few feathers. You can even tie it into Native American curriculum.  What a great way to spend an hour or two of class time. Have Fun!

Isaac's Dreamcatcher by Bonnie Farmer

Grandmother's Dreamcatcher by Becky Ray McCain
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