Friday, May 1, 2015

Five for Friday: Nine Days & 746 Pictures

Does anyone feel like the last few weeks of school are CRAZY?  Like more crazy than the beginning of school?  Crazier than the holidays? If you're nodding your head, please know you're not alone.  I've got NINE days left of school and a To Do list a mile long! 
 
Here's a look at my Five for Friday hosted by Doodle Bugs Teaching.

We're learning about frogs & turtles, cattails & lily pads.  We call this unit Pond Life!  In the sensory tub, I left the dried green peas we used during our insect studies and added a collection of fun little pond creatures. 
Next week, we'll clean out the peas and put water in the sensory tub.  Note to self: Take towels to school.
 
 
Our Moms were thrilled with their Mother's Day gifts!  The kids used small canvas squares, oil pastels, and watercolors to create beautiful flower artwork.  I should've kept one for myself.  They were gorgeous! 
We also assembled a class cookbook.  Each child dictated how Mommy cooks their favorite food and illustrated the recipe.  A treasured keepsake for sure!
 
 
 
We took a strip of Dollar Tree bulletin board border and used it for a quick number review.  Students loved using the BINGO dot markers to show their number knowledge!
 
 
Georgia is having the best spring weather!  We're getting the right combination of sunshine & rain with nice, moderate temperatures.  Here's my favorite southern shrub...Carolina Baptista.  The yellow buds only last a few weeks, but I look forward to it every spring.
This furry guy always looks forward to his planter box getting filled with several catnip plants.  Good thing these herbs recover from being squashed down by a ten pound kitty.
 
 
I uploaded 746 pictures to the Costco photo processing lab this afternoon.  Obviously, I haven't printed any of my pictures since...well, let's see...since the beginning of the school year.  I had planned to work on my student memory books all day Saturday but the order is so large it won't be ready until Sunday morning.  Note to self...Print photos on a monthly basis for next year's class.
 
 
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3 comments:

  1. Donna, this looks amazing. All of your Mother's Day ideas are wonderful! By the way, I live in Florida, so we are neighbors! Spring is most definitely here in the sunshine state! Have a great weekend :)

    Thanks for stopping by!
    ~Cristina

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  2. Hi Donna!
    So glad I found your blog. That's too cute that your cat would sit in the planter! Love your Mother's Day Ideas!
    Marie
    Once Upon a Classroom: A Teacher's Tales

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  3. 9 days left!?! You are almost there! I agree that the last few days are crazier than any other part of the year! Stay strong! :)
    Thanks for reminding me...I have a bazillion pictures to print off this week too!

    Your bingo dot counting art is super cute! Great idea to use a bulletin board boarder.
    Hannah

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