March 26, 2015

It's Beginning to Look Like Spring

We really have SPRING FEVER!!  We've enjoyed the temperature finally being in the 40's (pretty consistently) and more outdoor recesses.  Plus, I'm braving the chilly mornings and am wearing flats. Oh my!!

We did some spring writing this week.  After reading spring books, we brainstormed a list of what we've been noticing around us.  They had to pick one color that made them think spring.

After the poem was complete, using their color they created their art. They definitely brighten up the room!

Look at ALL the Swimming Fish!

We are SO fortunate to have the Y right behind our school.  Our gym teacher, Ms. A., has put together the Sizzling 6 Swim for the last couple of years.  The kids absolutely LOVE this day!!

We walked over after lunch on Wednesday and then the fun began. Sit back and enjoy all the splashing pictures!!

I'm sure your child was exhausted by the time they got home.  Most were ready to fall asleep when we got back to the school at the end of the day!

March 22, 2015

That Sneaky Leprechaun Got My Class Again

We did A LOT of work last week with leprechauns.  After many read alouds, students designed their own traps.

We posted some "WANTED" signs around our school and made these cute 3D leprechauns.

Of course we set a trap to see if we could catch one.  Of course Lucky Leprechaun managed to escape but he shared some of his treasure!

We also learned about similes.  The book below is how I always introduce them.

Then working on large paper, we list all the colors of the rainbow and objects that fit into each category.  This gave students a list to work with when they went to writing.

Here are a few examples!

And of course St. Patrick's Day isn't complete without Shamrock Shakes.  We did informational writing on "How to Make a Shamrock Shake."  The kids enjoyed them after lunch!  Of course all I heard was they were the BEST shakes ever.  Look what a bit of ice cream, milk, and green food coloring can do!

We hope you were feeling LUCKY on St. Patrick's Day!!

And why not end this post with a FUNNY picture!!  Yes, I came upon this at the end of the day last week.  

Yes, that's a teacher in a box.  I couldn't stop laughing.  She's quite a funny lady and I believe she was proving a point...that she could indeed fit in a box.

Newsletter for the Week of March 23rd

New Space Products on TpT

Are you studying Space?  We just finished up our unit!!  I just uploaded a new unit to my TpT Store (Space Investigations and Mini Books),

Here are some of my students enjoying their "sun"dae party.  

March 8, 2015