Mother's Day Project Freebie!

Mother's Day is fast approaching. If you are looking for a great classroom project that Moms will love, we have just the thing. Check out our guided drawing Mother's Day Project Freebie that will leave Mom with a hand drawn picture and a sweet note from her baby.




I love doing guided drawings in a classroom. It allows everyone to work on the same project at once and allows me to check in on individual progress with a quick scan of the room.


I have one important thing to say from experience, something that I seem to forget to do every year: remind the children before you start that this is supposed to be a nice picture of their moms that she will LIKE, and therefore, should NOT be made into a vampire or a monster, since most mom’s wouldn’t appreciate that!

There is always SOMEBODY that has to start over.  So when you make copies of the cards in preparation, make plenty of extras!




On the inside of the Mother’s Day card download, there are lines for the children to write a letter to their moms.

To prepare, brainstorm as a class to help generate ideas for their letters.

I have found that working with an individual at the front of the class to craft their letter is a great way of helping students understand the assignment. It also allows us to practice sounding out words as a group.




As the child dictates his or her letter we sound out the words we don't know as a group. As we use any Singing Sight Words we take a break and get up and sing the songs together.




If you ask me, the hardest thing to get the children to understand  is the idea that when you write a letter, you sign YOUR name (not Mom’s!) at the bottom with “Love, ____.”  You don’t need to put your name at the top or write “The End” when you are done! This Mother's Day project yields very sweet results. It allows for an opportunity to just enjoy their innocence; that’s the fun of teaching little ones, isn’t it?





For the Mother's Day Project Freebie Click Here

Enjoy and Happy Mother's Day!!

-Heidi


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