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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Mother’s Day Gifts- Last Minute and EASY!

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 :)


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  2. Hi! I am new to your blog and I have to say I love it! I am just finishing up my second year of teaching and also moved from grade 2 to grade 3 this year. I only wish I had found your blog sooner! I definitely was caught off guard by Mother's Day this year and we ended up making bracelets using hemp and wooden beads. Good luck with the rest of your year!

  3. Hi Jenny,
    I want to say a humongous thank you for your kind feedback about the class awards. I truly appreciate it - it's the best feedback I've ever gotten! I hope your class loves the awards as much as mine did!
    I know I'll be looking to your blog for ideas as I move up to grade three next year.
    Again, thank you!
    - Amanda


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