Spring has definitely sprung here in Northern California. I was feeling the need to get something spring hung up, so we went on an impromptu spring walk around school. Then we brainstormed things we noticed or saw that relate to spring.
After our brainstorm session, I gave them a circle map to fill out. They had to put one word in each circle that reminds them of spring. They were to use this circle map to help them complete a spring writing. Click below to grab one for your class!
The next day, I pulled out the watercolors and just let them paint what they wanted, as long as it was a spring theme. They loved having a chance to free paint. *the picture below shows an old version of the freebie. The writing freebie was updated and looks like the picture above.
It was a reminder to me that I need to let them have free paint time more often. Has spring sprung where you live? Do you have a garden at your school that can help with inspiration?