April 19, 2016

Show and Tell Tuesday for April

I'm so happy that Stephanie from Forever in Fifth Grade hosts this monthly linky. It takes me back to my school days and wonderful Show and Tell times with my teachers and classmates... ah, warm fuzzies!
What a difference one week makes! Last week it was shiver, shiver while this week it is OH YEAH! Spring is finally in the air.

Two and a half years ago this little girl came to live with me and her fuzz sister. During that time she has wanted to sit up in this window but couldn't figure out how to get there. It is a bit high up and the angle to jump on the sill from surrounding objects is just not feline friendly. I finally hoisted her up on the sill earlier this week. Miss Lulabelle was in puddy heaven!

If you have followed me for a while then you know that I am a "The Walking Dead" junkie (as are a few of my sixth graders). Our last STEM activity was to design a compound machine that did work. The projects were wonderful and great learning took place. Miniature cars were made to move, marbles were hoisted in small buckets, and balloons were mechanically popped. One project stood out, the one in the picture above. Meet Mini-Lucille, folks! If you know TWD, then you know!

Finally, I'd like to share with you one of my all-time favorite projects: trioramas. I've been doing this fun creation for nearly thirty years and have blogged about it previously. I was so happy with how these miniature representations of favorite scenes from Literature Circle novels turned out!

The following pin contains a blog post that includes wonderful step-by-step instructions for making this fun and engaging craftivity!

You've seen my choices for Show and Tell; now I'd like to hear about yours. What would you share during Show and Tell? Leave a message in the comments below, then hop on over to Forever in Fifth Grade for even more Show and Tell!


  1. You kitty is adorable. I love calicos. We'll be looking for a kitten in the not too distant future and I hope we have your luck in finding one. See you around. Kathleen Kidpeople Classroom

  2. I love the trioramas. Such a simple, yet great way for kids to share what they've read! I had to download that one. Thank you!

  3. Love those trioramas! I am getting ready to do book clubs in about a week, so I will definitely check out your post on how to make those. Thanks for linking up!

    Forever in Fifth Grade

  4. Love the trioramas, as well ~ Looks fun~ Happy Spring :)

  5. Those trioramas look awesome! I am so going to have to do them with my students before this year ends. Thanks for a great idea!



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