Literature. . .Eric Carle link up

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Oh oh oh this is a very exciting day!!!   AmazingChild is hosting an Eric Carle CELEBRATION.  She has invited some very talented bloggers to link up their Eric Carle activity posts.  Lucky me...I get to join in.  You'll find the link up at the bottom of this post! Remember how I said a "double dose of fun"?  Today's post is written by a very special guest author.  My sister, Lisa, is one of my very best friends (and amomwithalessonplan's editor).  She is a middle school math and science teacher.  I must say...she is GOOD at her job.  M and M are very lucky to have an Auntie like her.  When Lisa heard I was planning an Eric Carle activity she Continue Reading

Letter of the Week ~ M ~ Marble Painting

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We have always done our marble painting in an open box.  Place the paper in the bottom and drop in some paint covered marbles.  Let the kids move the box around so that the marbles roll around the paper.  It's fun. . .but my kid have done it A LOT, so I thought I would change it up a bit for the letter M. what you need: Letter M ~ construction paper ~ marbles ~ tempera paint ~ plastic bag ~ small cups Print, cut and glue the M to construction paper.  Put the M inside a plastic bag.  Add paint to little cups and add the marbles to the cups.  I was planning on making this a mess free project so I gave Little M a set of tweezers.  She used Continue Reading