Sunday, April 29, 2012

Cinco de Mayo Fun!

Ole'! It's almost May! Omigoodness! Did I say May!?! Does anyone else feel like this is a month that is absolutely jam-packed with activities on the school calendar? Plus, you have lots of stuff that you want to cover before the end of the year AND you feel like you have to be like a video game character to hold your kiddos attention because they are already slippin into summer mode!*! Whew! that wears me out just thinking about it! The good thing is there is so much going on that it is super-easy to plan "fun stuff" that keeps the kiddos engaged {and learning...shhh don't tell them that part!} To celebrate Cinco de Mayo, we are going to read this super-fun book, "Chicks & Salsa" by Aaron Reynolds, do a little salsa sampling/data collection & make this fun lil writing craftivity to go along with the book . {Did you notice how I have very carefully hidden a tasty little snack in this activity!?! Yum!}
The pattern & reproducibles are all included in my "What's Hatchin' Chick?" unit.

Just click HERE to chick check it out! {Ha! ha! I could help that lil funny! } Here's a couple more lil activities that I made for this festive week. Enjoy the freebies!

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Ok amigo...grab the salsa & your sombrero.... let's celebrate.... MAY is here!!!!


  1. I love "Chicks and Salsa". The chick with the sombero is so cute! I just started my own blog. Stop by and check it out. I can't believe it is already May.

    The Teacher's Backpack

  2. OMG! How stinking cute is that chick with a sombrero? I hope our library has this book because I so want to this now!

    Strive to Sparkle

  3. I love "Chicks and Salsa"- such a cute read, and what a creative activity to go with it! I am currently hosting a "Cinco de Mayo" linky- feel free to link up your post!

    The Second Grade Superkids

  4. I've never read this story but now I want to check it out. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Hi Christie,

    I just wanted to tell you that I LOVE your What's Hatchin' packet. I just purchased it to use with my kids because we just put eggs in 5 days ago to hatch for Open House. We're in Souther California so we are still in school until the middle of JUNE. Anyway, that packet is one of the best things I've purchased from TpT-- So many meaningful activities!! Thank you!!!!

    - sally

    1. Thanks so much!!! I hope your kiddos love the activities!
      Christie :)

  6. Cute ideas! This story is on PBS kids between the lions, in stories part as a semi-animated read aloud. :) It's really cute and naturally engaging! :) Thanks for sharing your cute ideas!

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  7. I randomly decided to look and see if I could find any Cinco de Mayo activities and came across your blog! Thanks so much!! My library had the book and I can pick up some chips and salsa during lunch, will definitely be looking up more of your things in TpT in the future!

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