We’re Always Bzzzy Working!

Now that Spring is (finally) here, it’s that time of the year for new bulletin boards and Spring crafts! I decided I’d put up a nice bumble bee board up outside my classroom on account of the facts that:

1. Bumblebees are cute.

2. Bumblebees are relatively simple crafts to make.

My own bee.
My own bee.

It was easy to work with just paper, scissors, and glue, and the kids worked on their measurement and fine motor skills (got to love that!). I made my own as an example, which was very quick to whip together before class (it took me about 15 minutes total; the kids used between 60 and 100 minutes of class time on their own).

What surprised me the most was that the hands were the most difficult part for the vast majority of my students. I assumed the stripes would cause them the most strife, but I was mistaken. Most had difficulty tracing their hands and then cutting along the lines afterward. Still, all the bees turned out and looked really adorable!

The finished bees!
The finished bees!

And so we finally got to put up our Spring bulletin board! I made the tree, grass, lettering, clouds, and beehive myself and simply laminated them before putting it all up. I think it looks really great, personally!

Our finished bulletin board!
Our finished bulletin board!

Happy Spring teaching!

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