Monday, February 18, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

I know this is a little late to a be Valentine's post, but I have spent this weekend being here we go:
My Valentine's Day begin with a sweet friend at work bringing me and my TA breakfast! What a tasty way to start the day!!

My school does this every year - Bilo offers heart shaped cakes and those big cookies for $6.50. The school gets to keep $1.50 of each cake/cookie purchased and the kids get to decorate their own! Very neat!

 Most kids wrote their names or initials and then they all got to add red, pink, and white sprinkles. Fun!

The best part about this year, a grandparent came into my classroom the morning that the money for cakes was due and asked how many students had not paid. The answer was 14. (You can do the math!) She pulled out her checkbook and wrote a check for the remainder of the kids to get to decorate a cake! :) What a kind thing to do. She said someone had done it in her grandson's class the previous year and she wanted to pay it forward. They had a great time! (And for our writing activity that day, those 14 students made Thank You cards for "Nana!")

What kinds of fun things does your school do?

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Shapes, shapes, shapes!

My school uses Everyday mathematics and one of the lessons is to have students make shapes out of string in small groups.
I took some pictures (as I always do!) of this activity and got some really good shots!



pentagon, or as the kids called it: a house!

"long triangle"

...and my favorite - the star!

100th Day Projects

Tomorrow is the 100th day at my school! My class has been really creative this year with their 100th Day of School projects, so I couldn't resist sharing them!

I got the "100th Day" on sale last summer from WalMart.

I LOVE this one! So creative!100 fish swimming in the sea. She used colorful goldfish snacks and real grass for the seaweed!

Adorable - 100 colorful pompoms! Love the snowman in the middle!

100 eyeballs! Can you find the faces?

Another project with pom poms, this one makes the number 100!

My class got their picture taken for the school website!

Another creative project with the stars and our school and a school bus!