Sunday, February 05, 2012

brown day.

Thursday was not only groundhog's day, it was {brown} day!  Hmm...somebody may have orchestrated that on purpose.

We made these cute Cara Carroll inspired burrows and added a writing piece.  {How adorable is all of her stuff?!}  But then, because I couldn't help thinking the burrows looked like bladders {bad cutting skills?!} I added fringe to the top.  It looks like grass, right?  RIGHT???

We also created cute little groundhog ears {sentence strip with 2 construction paper ears!} and practiced popping up out of the ground.  If you missed it, you can watch the actual proclamation online:
We had pretzel sticks for a brown snack and shared our hints for the brown items we brought from home.

Then we made these ah-dor-a-ble football players from A Cupcake for the Teacher to write about the Superbowl.  After all, what color is a football anyway?
Totally worth the $1 purchase.  There are 4 different writing prompts and, while the pieces take some time to cut out, they were completely worth it.  I took some major slack from my staff trying to figure out how to represent the teams {hello...they're both blue!} but finally figured it out thanks to  And my coworker heckling.

Cute cute sideline fans no matter which team you choose to root for!


  1. You've got some great writers. Good job!

  2. Thanks! They span allll ability levels but they've getting there. I think writing is one of the hardest things to teach!


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