Friday, April 13, 2012

Dirt Puddin'

It's Friday afternoon y'all!  That makes this girl pretty stinkin' happy.  I LOVE my job, but I also LOVE the weekends {you know how I feel, right?!}!  

We finished reading "Horrible Harry Bugs the Three Bears" yesterday.  Well, in the story, Harry brings dirt pudding as a snack for his reading group.  I was pretty shocked that several of the kids had never heard of dirt pudding.  So, I ran to the store after school yesterday to get what we needed to whip up this yummy snack!  

Let me just say that this was a HUGE hit!  I'm pretty sure that I'm their favorite teacher ever... at least for the 45 minutes that it took to complete the activity, ha!  In the words of one sweet student... "Mrs. Lemons, I feel like I'm in Heaven!"  As we were making our real dirt pudding, the kids wrote how-tos.  Afterwards we made these cute lil' dirt puddings out of construction paper... which was also a pretty big hit.  Finally something the boys got into!  And, can I just add that I didn't have to hound on anyone to write during this activity?  They all wrote happily and willingly, which is a huge plus!

Here's how they turned out:





You can pick up this activity on my TPT for $2.00!  Head on over there for a better description and preview :) Even if you aren't reading Horrible Harry, it's a great activity/snack to use this time of year!  

And, my sweet teammate came back from maternity leave this week!  I was dying to have her back at school.  Thankfully her sub was all kinds of wonderful, but there's nothing quite like the actual teacher!

Here are some things my kids have been doing in Spanish with her:



Happy weekend to y'all! Hope it's wonderful and relaxing!  I'm off to rest before grabbing some grub :)


15 comments:

Christi at Ms. Fultz's Corner said...

I love making dirt pudding as part of a measuring lesson in math. I haven't done it the last couple years though. Your post makes me want to dig it back out.

Have a great weekend!
Christi ツ
Ms. Fultz’s Corner

Sarah Paul said...

What a cute idea!
Sarah
Sarah's First Grade Snippets

Sprinkle Teaching Magic (Sheila) said...

Dirt pudding is so very yummy! Anytime I incorporate food in to a lesson it is amazing how alert and attentive my students are and how much they LOVE me! ; ) Sounds like a great TGIF activity!

Sheila

Sprinkle Teaching Magic

Reagan Tunstall said...

Yay! Hubs and I were just writing down the ingredients I would need to make this next week for Earth day and my soil lesson! Now I can turn it into a craft too! I am heading to buy it!
:)

Mrs. Anderson said...

I have to admit that I've never heard of dirt pudding. I'll have to go over to see this activity at your TPT store. Thanks for sharing.
Connie
welcometofirstgraderoom5.blogspot.com

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Mrs. Cupcake said...

Perfect snack for Earth Day!
❤Teri
A Cupcake for the Teacher

Natalie said...

Oh my, so cute! Love them!

Natalie
TeacheryTidbits

Gladys said...

LOVE it!! :)

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Doodle Bugs Paper said...

I used to teach a unit on plants & worms.. and we ALWAYS made and ate dirt pudding.

I haven't done that in a few years. It would be fun to pull it back out and do again.

Kacey

kdgdi said...

I am a new follower too. Great Blog...cute ideas.

Diane
kdgdi@aol.com

Alisha said...

I love this! Super cute! I have my kids make dirt pudding to represent the life cycle of a flower:) We use a straw with a stick on flower!

The Bubbly Blonde

Rhonda said...

You are so creative. I just purchased your Earth day Activities and can't wait to use them.
I have just found your blog and am your newest follower. I am a new blogger and would love for you to take a peek at my blog at Classroom Fun sometime.
Rhonda

Candis said...

Thanks so much for sharing the things your students are doing in Spanish. We love dual language examples!