Praise the Lord for Friday and a fun linky party to celebrate! Here are some random happening that "went down" in our classroom this week!
We do word work everyday and on Thursday's we change it up a little bit to get out of the normal routine. My kids live for word work on Thursday (which as a teacher, is awesome)!! Did you know you can use Expo markers on your kid's desks and they wipe RIGHT off!?!? It's pretty much one of the most amazing things eva! The kids think it is cra-z that they can write on their desk....what!?
We have dug deep into our plant unit (ha--dug!) the past 2 weeks. We made a quizable flipbook and I had the kids read the clues and quiz their partner's knowledge about the parts of a plant and their functions.
Our school celebrated Teacher Appreciation week early. I'm thinking this week should be moved to late winter like January/Februaryish. I guess whoever created it didn't realize the massive, like HUGE, amounts of food, candy, chocolate, etc. that is consumed during this week a-l-o-n-e!! And with it being so close to summer, it's hard for a girl to say "I've just got to stick to that swimsuit diet." This week=total bust!
My room is decorated in full-out jungle printness. These clothes pins were one of my favorite gifts this week. I'm in need of a trip to Michael's to purchase more for the clip chart. Love Love Love!!!
I was out 2 days last week to administer the STAAR test. I have a wonderful class of firsties this year but occasionally they are a little, silly shall we say. I found this beyond precious note when I was going through and checking their work:
"I am sorry for getting in trouble when there was a sub. You are the best teacher. Thank you."
Bless his little heart. Love me some sweet notes!
Don't forget to link up with your random 5 things from this past week over at Doodle Bugs Teaching blog:
Wishing you a weekend of beautiful spring weather!