Hey guys! Today I have my first guest blogger for my
It is Heather from
Summer is in full swing around here and I am definitely taking advantage of it! Unfortunately I am still in the "healing" process from my unfortunate run-in with the cliff (check out my blog for that story)...so I haven't done much more than lay around the house. The good news is I have gotten quite a few things prepared for the start of the school year...yes I know this one JUST ended...but I am going stir crazy at home!
So when Amber over at "Adventures of a Third Grade Teacher" mentioned that she was going to do a Summer Spotlight Series I jumped at the chance. Not only do I have a little extra time on my hands, but I figured it would be a great way to get to know other bloggers and hopefully share some fun ideas with everyone in blogland.
However, I am what you would call Type A, particular, picky, a perfectionist or whatever word you can find to describe someone who stresses over things being perfect...so now that it is my turn to be a guest blogger and "spotlight" my blog...I am stuck!
This has to be my BEST post yet because hopefully a lot of people will be reading it. This immediately puts me into panic/writer's block mode!! So...here goes nothing!
After making the big move from 5th grade to 3rd grade, I attempted to take some of my book report projects and alter them to make them 3rd grade friendly. One of my favorite book reports was our biography book report. In 5th grade they would put on a wax museum in the library for their parents to come in and see. I knew that I definitely wanted my 3rd graders to do a biography, but I also knew I couldn't do wax museum. It is something they look forward to in 5th grade and I couldn't take that excitement away.
After some thought we decided to do soda pop bottle biographies. Instead of dressing up as the person they chose, the kids took 2-liter soda bottles and turned them into the person they read about. These turned out better than I could have imagined! I was leery at first bringing book reports into 3rd grade but after each book report I was more and more blown away by their abilities! If you would like a FREE copy of the note taking sheet I gave my kids while they read there book you can get it HERE and below I posted some pictures of the finished products from my kids this year :)
This little gem of Abe Lincoln kept me awake at night...his lifesize head was something the whole class couldn't help but laugh at!
If you are looking for any more freebies feel free to check out my blog Third Grade Is a "Hoot" or my TPT store. I am hoping to get some more freebies posted during all my free time this summer!!
I love those bottles, don't you? I can't believe how real that Abe looks!