March 8, 2012

Alien Invasion!

I've been talking about fact and opinion all week with my wonderful kiddos!  We also discussed symmetry this week in Math.  I decided to let my students create their own fact and opinion symmetrical aliens.  I gave them  each a sheet of white construction paper.  They folded it and cut out their own alien.  They painted half and then "smooshed" it back together.  We did all of that yesterday... while I was being observed for my 2nd year teacher stuff.  YIKES!  The kids loved it though and they came up with some fantastic things. 
Today, I gave them  fact strips to add to the left side of their paper and 3 classmates added opinions to each student's alien.  They turned out cute... and of course, I had to make a spaceship for the hallway.  It says "Caution! Fact and Opinion Symmetrical Aliens have Invaded Miss Long's Class!" 

 Here's a picture....

Pretty excited about the way it turned out.... and that my spaceship didnt' turn out to look like a pancake with legs. :)

Smiles and Snapshots,


  1. That's a cute idea! And it'strue...the spaceship does not look like a pancake with legs. :] I'm always too freaked out to use paint in my classroom. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I don't have a sink or running water in my trailer. How did the observation go?

    Teacher "Extraordinaire"

    1. My observation went well! I made sure to send her a picture of the final product in the hallway

  2. Love this idea! I just gave you an award. Please come and get it.

    2B Honey Bunch
    The Best Endings

    1. Thank you! I'll make sure to link back to you in my post! :)

  3. Cute idea! I am your newest follower! Welcome to blog land.

    Swinging Through Second Grade

  4. I love this idea! I just might have to use it in my 2nd grade classroom next year! Welcome to blogging. I am also a 2nd year 2nd grade teacher and new to blogging. I am your newest follower and would love to get your thoughts on my blog! Keep up the good work.