Friday, May 23, 2014

Ready but not ready for Summer

So today marks 19 days to go... in some ways that feels like a lot of days to get through... like when I have to repeat my directions 85 hundred times but feels like not enough time AT ALL when I realize that 19 minus 4 days at the WBT conference minus Challenge Day (field day) minus end of the year field trip minus the couple afternoons that will be spent at meetings minus the last day of school (bc it just doesn't count).... equals.... 11(ish) days of instruction left with my kiddos! Ahhh... I still have an entire math lesson to teach, yikes!

Anywho... I'm linking up with Doodlebugs Teaching for Five for Friday...


The exercise balls are here and inflated! Mrs. R was NOT kidding when she said she had to do LOTS of modeling with them for her kiddos. I already have 2 kiddos who lost theirs for the week because they decided to "dribble" theirs around during packup... oy vey! But on the plus side, it is easy to see how much it is helping the kiddos I chose to test them out!


We released our butterflies this week. The kiddos were so excited! It was amazing how quickly these creatures went from little teeny tiny caterpillars to beautiful butterflies!


Terrible picture, but we tie dyed shirts this week to wear on Challenge Day which is our school's version of field day. Every class does some kind of shirt so they all match. The whole second grade team decided on tie dye. I let my kiddos tie them up but myself, my sister and a mom volunteer handled the dye. I was a little nervous what 7 and 8 year old hands might do with dye that just so happens to be very permanent!


We decorated our door for the end of the year. It didn't look like much like an ocean until we got the fish and turtles up.


On Thursday with 20 days left of the school year, my kiddos each wrote about what they hope to do in the remaining 20 days. It goes along with an ice cream cone count down I have outside my door. I got both of these in Just Wild About Teaching's freebie here.

Have a great weekend!

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  1. I love your ocean door! And bless your heart tie dying shirts! Our field days in the day before Flag Day- So.... I am having the kids wear red, white, and blue- totally cheating there! I always wondered about the balls for chairs. I have a feeling I would be doing a lot of teaching (and taking away) about how to use them- but I do like the idea!
    Have a GREAT weekend!
    Kindergarten: Holding Hands and Sticking Together

    1. Thanks, the door did turn out pretty cute :)
      And, goodness gracious, I wish I would have totally cheated for challenge day, because I spent a good hour this morning rinsing out all the shirts and washing them... my hands now look like a strangled a smurf haha!
      I am liking the balls, but next year I plan on doing a MUCH better job modeling how they are to be used. I'll admit I'm a little burnt out and probably didn't do as good of a job modeling as I should have!
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting!


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