Sunday, May 15, 2011

5 More Days!!!!!!!!

I cannot believe that I am down to my last 5 days of school.  This is such a bittersweet time, because I absolutely love my class this year.  I don't want to let them go.  However, I cannot wait to sleep late (I never thought I'd think 7:00 was late), stay at home with my daughter, relax, and have time to recharge and work on next year.

Water Balloon Fun
Last Friday my students got to participate in a water balloon fight with my teaching partner's homeroom class.  We started an incentive program during the last 9-weeks of school to help students' maintain their good behavior and work habitats, and students got to earn water balloons for meeting certain criteria.  The event got a little (okay, a lot) bigger than we expected, and we had to fill hundreds of water balloons.  We had parents working all week long to get the balloons ready!  Friday was the big day, and we had so much fun.  Well, at least until our students decided to gang up on us teachers-I think the bruises are almost gone!

Planning Already
I've also given my place value unit a complete overhaul.  It looks much better and now has additional hands-on activities and games, and I've downloaded the place value concentration game to share.  I've been going back and forth on whether or not to add pictures to the cards.  What do you think?

 

5 comments:

Ms.M said...

I have 10 days left and I am in shock! It has flown by so quickly.

Ms. M
Ms.M's Blog
A Teacher's Plan

Julie said...

I'm sooo jealous!!! I have way more than that! Thanks for the comments. I'll be sure to post his next letter.

Julie
Thoughts of a Third Grade Teacher

Gladys said...

I am also very jealous! I still have 12 1/2 days to go...and I'm totally on a countdown!

SunnyDays said...

Thanks for the place value download - love it!!
I have to figure out google docs. Yet another thing to add to my to-do list!

Jenn Miron said...

Thanks so much for this little freebie! I'm going to use it this week in my place value introduction!
Jenn
Doodling Around in 6th Grade

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