Whew- exhausted! I’ve been sick since last week. I’m on antibiotics, but this sinus infection is just not done with me yet. I’m getting better, though!
Are you like me, and just now working on a last minute Mother’s Day gift with your class?
These flower pens are easy to make in a day, especially if you work with a small group at a time, and they’re pretty cheap.
What else have we been up to?
Well, long-term followers might remember that my class ran a lemonade stand for charity in May last year. You can read all about it here.
We’re preparing to run the second annual lemonade stand this Friday!
Today we analyzed some advertisements with a simple freebie from last year. (You can pick it up here- it’s great for author’s purpose in depth in the upper grades, and really engaging in those last couple weeks of school!)
Oh, and this week we’ve also had state testing, chicks hatching in our room, an author visit, and lots of time finishing up our books for Young Author’s week.
We’ve been so busy that one of my kids told me today, “Are we going to have our reading rounds in the afternoon? I actually kind of miss reading.” For some kids, that would be normal… but for this guy, it made my heart sing to think that he is finally loving reading!
Weeks like this are why I love teaching- SO much fantastic learning (state testing aside)- but they wear. me. out! I’ll be ready for the weekend for sure :)