Cornflake Leaves Freebie

Before I get to the freebie, here's my son and his new wife in a kabuki cab right after the wedding ceremony!

They got married on Saturday beside this pretty stone bridge. After the picture taking, their friend drove them through the park ~ there's a bike in front that you can't see. These are all the rage in Victoria, so it was a lot of fun :)

As you can imagine my life has been crazy for the last week, so I haven't really been blogging. School also starts for me a week today and now I'm doing the classroom set-up that I think everyone in North America has just about finished!

I almost always use this short but sweet poem at the beginning of the year. We combine it with a cornflake art project.

I don't have a pic or sample of the art, so I made this on photoshop. It's super easy! Give the kids dark blue construction paper and show them how to paint a bare tree. It looks great in either dark brown or black. Then all they do is glue on cornflakes for the leaves.

Yes! They eat them, too. But that's okay :)

Click on the poem for your own copy.

Grade ONEderful: Painted tree on blue paper with cornflakes as leaves

Grade ONEderful: Cornflake Leaves poem by John Newmark with leaf images


  1. GREAT Picture of the Bride & Groom !!!


  2. Congrats to the bride and groom. Great picture!

  3. Congrats to all of you!! What a beautiful day for a wedding! I know you are so happy!
    Peace, Love, and First Grade

  4. Congrats to your son and new daughter in law! :) Your cornflake poem is cute!


  5. Congrats on the wedding! That will be me in 37 days!!

    I love the cornflake leaves! I can't wait to do that with my kids this year! Thanks for sharing!

    Smedley's Smorgasboard of Kindergarten

  6. Congratulations Barbara on the new daughter. She looks like a beautiful addition to the family.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  7. Congrats, congrats to Mother of the Groom and the absolutely beautiful couple.
    Cute poem and craft.

  8. I saw you stopped my blog and helped me get 1 more follower closer to 50. I am now one of your newer followers.

    Also, congrats to your son and his new wife.

    Mr. Michelbook's Classroom

  9. Barbara!

    I love the picture and how your son is looking at her while she is looking at the sweet....good luck with your classoom set up. It will all get done!


  10. Congratulations Barb! Looks like you had a fabulous day. Good luck with the classroom prep. It will all get done.

    rubber boots and elf shoes

  11. Beautiful picture of your newlyweds! Congrats! I never would have thought of cornflakes for leaves. They make great leaves!
    Conversations in Literacy

  12. What a beautiful picture of your son and daughter-in-law! That's such a beautiful location. Congratulations again!
    First Grade Found Me

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