I recently came across Helen Musselwhite’s beautiful paper sculptures. Inspired by nature, her stunningly intricate layered designs draw you into a fairytale world of forests, flowers and hedgerows. Her framed pieces make beautiful wall art, but it’s her haunting sculptures in glass domes that really stick in my mind.
Draw a large rectangle on the board. Divide and label it like the one shown. Instruct each student to divide and label a sheet of paper to match the grid. Write a three-digit number above your grid and instruct each student to use this number to write a number in each section of her grid, mentally adding or subtracting as needed. Then discuss place value changes.
Words with consonant blends are a key component to phonics, and will help build a foundation for reading and spelling skills. This set of printouts lets kids explore words with consonant blends using fun themes and colorful images. Each page asks kids to choose from a list of consonant blends, and fill in the blank spaces in the words. Finally, kids will draw a line to match the completed words with the pictures.