Friday, May 29, 2015

Five For Friday: FIVE days left!!

We had field day today! On top of the normal end of school madness, we enjoyed a fun filled day outside... but now I am wiped out! I missed last week's five for friday, so this is going to be a recap of the last two weeks! 

Last week we brainstormed all of our favorite first grade memories. Click on the picture to read that post!

Then the kids wrote all about their favorite memory, and we drew a self portrait with a scene of the memory in the background. I have a picture like this from the beginning, middle, and end of the school year, so I look forward to sending those home at the end of the year!

Our team has been doing LOTS of grade level rotations recently. We did a math fun day last week, and then this week did some IB related ones so we could make sure we had everything we needed for their portfolio. I started off strong with that, but it kind of fizzled after the third unit... 
You can read more about our portfolios here. I have to say though, I think it would be much better if we did a single year portfolio instead of one that follows them through elementary. I already know of 3 kids in my class that are moving, so it won't follow them through the years like we want. 

Anyways, the groups loved this marshmallow and toothpick shape building activity last week! It kept them very busy and engaged!

We celebrated sweet Liam's 2nd birthday on Saturday! I can't believe he is 2 now! It also shocks me how much he talks! He is a much earlier talker than Alex was.

I always take pictures of the boys in the backyard around their birthdays! They were very cute and cooperative in the picture taking this time! :)

The fifth graders have been busy working on their exhibition projects as a culminating activity for the IB PYP. Lots of them are wanting others to take action too, so we spent some time picking up trash this week to help a group out!

Another group was did a cold water challenge to raise money for an organization who helps stop tiger poaching. One of my former first graders, who is now a fifth grader working on the project nominated me to participate!
It was a cold ending to field day that is for sure!

I think there should be "I survived Field Day" T-shirts! I don't think people truly understand exhaustion until they go through a field day either! The kids had a blast and we had great stations, but I am ready for the boys to go to bed so I can do soon after! These days wear me out!

5 days left for me! It feels longer when I keep seeing other teachers finishing up, but there is still LOTS to do before the end of the school year!

Joining the five for friday Linky party over at Doodle Bug Teaching's blog! :)

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE the writing and self-portrait. What a wonderful keepsake! Rest up, you deserve it for surviving field day!


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