Saturday, January 26, 2013

Weekly Recap {Jan 22- Jan 25}

I hope everyone had a nice short week. I definitely had a very short week. Tuesday was the 100th day. As you guys already know I was at jury duty so I left a few things for my students to work on while I was gone. The most exciting thing was their 100 years old writing. We brainstormed on the Friday before. Then they completed the writing on Tuesday while I was gone. When I returned on Wednesday, they made the art project.

I didn't make my students a template to follow since I didn't have too much time to prep for this activity. I basically just modeled it for them, gave them construction paper, and just let them go.

This one was my favorite. She even drew glasses with a little chain. She came up with the idea all on her own. Who would have though!?

I also got around to putting up our snow globe writing. I bought all of the materials for adding the fake snow and plastic plates, but due to time I left that part out. I still think they came out really cute.

We finally wrapped up our study on penguins. My students were extremely sad to see this unit end. It is a favorite of my students every year. 

We even used Deanna Jump's idea of trying to walk like a penguin with an egg on the top of your feet. The kids had a lot of fun with that one. Especially when the egg fell and they had to get it back on top of their feet without using their hands.

Some more happy mail came for our classroom from Donors Choose. We got some new books for read alouds. My students are looking forward to some future author studies.

Last, but not least, I would like to share with your our amazing new carpet. Again, from Donors Choose. I have been wanting a classroom carpet ever since I started teaching 5 years ago. Now I finally have one and I love it. Eventually I would like my whole classroom to follow this color scheme. One step at a time.

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  1. I found you from Purely Paperless today. So glad I did - your blog is DARling!!! You have a serious talent, girl!
    Your newest follower - Lisa
    Growing Firsties

  2. CUTE!!! I am in LOVE with your classroom rug! Where did you find it?! My classroom is done in black, lime green, and teal, so the colors aren't really a match, but the style--I'm in love! :D

    Teach On.

  3. Love that idea of penguin walking and their portraits turned out great! Just found your blog through Teaching Maddeness and I am glad that I did!

    Looking From Third to Fourth

  4. Your craftivities turned out adorable!! Looks like your week was busy and SUPER fun! Love all the goodies from Donor's Choose!! Doesn't it feel like Christmas when those arrive?

    Teaching Maddeness