OMG! What a week! It seems like this time of year is jam packed with exciting events and testing. If only we had time to sneak a nap in there! Sorry this post is pretty random, but that's how our week has pretty much been.
Spring fever has kicked in and we've had to review expectations much more often than normal. We reread How Full is Your Bucket? and made a new anchor chart on how to be a bucket filler. We've had some bucket dipping lately and needed a refresher.
This week we integrated fairy tales into our plant and measurement units. Jack and the Beanstalk was an obvious choice. But we also made Rapunzel in a castle and measured her hair with snap cubes. They LOVED this activity and some of the hair do's were a little...um...lengthy...and messy. (You can read more about our fairy tale unit here.)
We're studying the -ing spelling pattern with a little King of -Ing fun. We even added a little bling to our -Ing crowns. I'm still finding sequins in caddies, but the littles are so excited to find "ing" everywhere. :)
The "big kids" had three days of state testing so we had three days of
torture quiet time. When you have no specials and quiet recess, you have to get creative with playtime. So, in addition to our regular centers, we created with scrap paper I found in the closet and built towers with cups. They were focused on building and creating for a solid hour, which made having no specials/planning time much more manageable.
Thursday morning, we pulled out writing notebooks and practiced writing silly sentences with a little set I picked up at Half Price Books last year. They thought the sentences were hysterical and protested putting them up.
And that's our wacky week. I'm so glad it's Friday. We only have a handful of weeks left of school and our testing window opens on Monday. Thanks for stopping by and check out what everyone else is up to over at Doodle Bugs Teaching. Have a great weekend.