Thank goodness its Friday! I’m not sure about anyone else but it has been what seems like the longest week ever! We had state testing this week and even though I don’t teach a test grade, this means that we went 2 days with no breaks, no specials, no library, monitored bathroom breaks, lunch with the kids in the cafeteria to keep them quiet…do I really need to go on? Luckily, I have a 3 day weekend!
If you live in Texas, you’ve heard about the accident that happened last week in West, TX. For those of you that might not know there was an explosion at a Fertilizer Plant killing 15 volunteer firemen and injuring hundreds. West is a small town about 45 minutes from where I live. West is also the home of my two very best friends and several other close friends. They are fortunate to be safe and so are their families. There town lost their middle school. I can’t image loosing my classroom or even my home. I wanted to help in someway but I just didn’t know how. On Monday and Tuesday I spent the afternoon collecting food, water, clothes, medical supplies, school supplies and gift cards in my community. Our VFD did a wonderful job of collecting supplies for the town of West. It felt good to help in some way. While I don’t have a pictures of the work that we did. I will ask you to pray for West.
I don’t know if anyone else has an addiction to bright, colored pens BUT I do! I have this weird habit that when I grade papers, I can’t grade all the sets using the same pen/marker. I have to change the color after each set. I found these SUPER cute GLITTER markers over the weekend and I am in LOVE!!! even if they are craZart! You can see them here on Amazon.
The past two weeks we have been studying measurement. Here we are playing “Find Someone Who” from my Skating into Measurement unit! I taped a skateboard card onto each students back. They did not know which card they had. I had them go around and measure each others cards on their backs. They did this in inches and centimeters. Once they had measured everyone they had to guess which card they had. It was so much fun! They really enjoyed it!
(I have a recording sheet include in my Skating into Measurement pack, but our copier was down most of the week so we used our math journals instead!
In other news…I was Teacher of the Week for my district! Yay!
In spite of the rough week, I did manage to get a huge wedding to-do check off my list! We FINALLY booked our honeymoon! Can you guess where we’re going?
We battled this decision for months and could not decide. We finally came across a great deal that we just could not pass up. I can’t wait to spend a week in Caribbean. I have never been before. Have you been to Jamaica? What did you think?
KABOOM! is the one game that I always say every teacher needs in their classroom. It is so versatile and can be used with anything. This is my students absolute favorite game to play and they never get tired of it. I have games made for all subject areas. Read all about this class favorite! ---> bit.ly/KABOOMClassroomGame... See MoreSee Less
One year, we read a story about a little girl who flew around the world and saw many different things, one of which was the Statue of Liberty. When the students were asked to name something she saw on her journey, a little boy said the Spatula Delivery! Too cute!