A desert is a landscape or region that receives an extremely low amount of precipitation, less than enough to support growth of most plants. Deserts are defined as areas with an average annual precipitation of less than 250 millimeters (10 in) per year.
Well, this definition usually is true in our neck of the
|Sandpaper Rubbings: Precut desert pictures out of sandpaper/glue on sturdy file folders|
|Prickly Cactus: Using a wooden cut out, we painted with a mixture of paint/salt/liquid starch. We also added a magnet to the back so they could hang it on their fridge. :)|
|Paint a cactus: Free form cactus paintings using the same mixture as the wooden cacti.|
|I found a ton of desert stamps and let them have at it. This was a huge hit in the 3's class. By the end of their stamping, you couldn't even tell what they stamped. :)|
|Hairy Tarantula: I made a template of a tarantula, they colored it, added a patch of furry material and added 8 eyes. (Did you know they have 8 eyes???)|
|Gila Monster Mosaic|
- Pin the Hat on the Cowboy
- Slow or Fast: Pictures of slow things, fast things. Children ran fast or slow with each picture held up. This is also good for categorizing for little ones.
- Soft/Rough: Items that were soft/rough, categorize
- Snake Race: Slither on our bellies and race to the finish line.
- Pass the Chili Pepper
Next week is fall break, but we are going on a field trip! Pictures about our adventure will be up about that. :)