OK, so I have to brag. I had a little love come in to second grade at a reading level D. LEVEL D! O.M.G. Child didn't leave first grade that low. Experienced what we all know and love: Summer Loss :( We worked and worked and WORKED this year, and guess what?! Little Love is now reading at an M. YES PEOPLE!!! M!!!!! The bunny went from a beginning first grade reading level to end of second grade, meeting grade level expectations! YAY!!!! I am so proud!!!!
We made fossils yesterday. Probably my most favorite project in all of 2nd grade!
|Put a golf-ball-sized piece of clay in a punch cup. MUST be a punch cup, as they're wider than regular Solo cups. Smooth it out with your thumbs.|
|Imprint a dino figure into the clay. Make sure you push in the head, legs, tail, spikes, plates, etc.|
|Take dino figure out.|
|Mix Plaster of Paris|
|Pour plaster into the cup, filling the imprint. Tap it on the table a few times to get rid of the air bubbles and get it into all the spaces and grooves.|
|Let them dry over a few days. A long weekend... say Memorial Day weekend would be ideal.|
|Try really hard not to let the plaster splash up onto your face...|
|.... or get it all over your clothes and hands.|
I actually did this with two classes today, as one of my teammies was home with a sick baby, and we thought it would be cruel to make the sub do it. LOL. It was stressful, but fun!
3. DIRT CAKE!
My other teammie had two birthdays in her class yesterday! The birthday bunnies both brought in dirt cake... on purpose! Ha ha ha! I got both! I LOVE dirt cake :)
Don't forget about the Classroom Quick Tips linky that Jean and I are hosting on Thursdays!
5. CHOCOLATE FEST!
There is a Nestle factory in my town, and every Memorial Day weekend, the city holds Chocolate Fest. Now now, don't get too excited. You get a fun-sized Crunch bar when you come in, but that's pretty much it. It's your typical small town carnie, but fun can still be had by all!
|The kiddos LOVED this puppet show. It was quite possibly the most annoying thing EVER!|
|Putting out fires!|
|Bumper cars (that didn't work)|
|Met up with my brother in law and sister in law. They snapped a pic in front of this REALLY CREEPY automated music show.|
|The dragon roller coaster.|
|We went home, got our jammies on, then came back to watch the fireworks. This is one way we entertained ourselves while we waited for them to start.|
Happy Memorial Day and 3 day weekend!!! :D