Oh my sweet lovelies!! It has been SO long since my last post. I have missed the blogging world like crazy and am happy to be back. I feel like there are about 10 million things to do at every. single. second. Anyone else feeling cray-cray lately? Sigh.
I have been so busy. I feel like there is no time to breathe! This was FINALLY my last week of physical therapy - hooray! Going from 3 times per week to 0 times per week suits me just fine. I have also been busy finishing up my last course to get my Reading Endorsement! This is a long time coming and I am super excited to be done soon. Just a few more sessions of that.
And in super exciting news - WE FOUND A HOUSE! It is beeeeeautiful and I love love love it. We close at the end of the month. The very best news is that my sister only lives 3 doors down. I can have a conversation with her when we are both standing in our driveways! I could not be more excited about it. I can't believe that I am almost an official homeowner. Gosh I grew up fast.
My school district sent me an email yesterday asking if I could train the trainers over this summer for our in-service next year and I said yes. I hope it's not too much more work, I'm pretty swamped. At least it's extra money that I will be needing very soon to pay for my new house :)
And it is official - I will be team leader for my grade level next year! I'm thrilled about it really. It will be a challenge I'm sure, but one that I am ready and eager to take on. Any tips out there for a newbie leader?!
Moving on to our classroom fun!!
This week was circus week in my room! We did so many exciting activities to prepare for our circus field trip that we went on yesterday. Most of my activities came from these two amazing purchases:
They were both FULL of awesome centers, printables, experiments, and more.
Here are two of the centers that the kids worked on and loved.
(from Deedee's Silly Circus pack)
The students used little star rulers (included in Deedee's unit) to measure the silly circus pictures and record how many stars long each was. It was a perfect fit for our measuring unit that we are currently working on in math.
CIRCUS WRITE THE ROOM
(from Miss Davis' Under the Big Top unit)
The kids had to find the circus vocabulary words around the room and write them on their recording sheet!
One of the littles favorite things of all was the cotton candy experiment! I think they liked eating it the best :)
On Thursday we made a super cute circus snack and the kids were totally pumped. Here are all of the yummy snacks we included:
Click on the picture below to grab a fun circus snack mix bag topper freebie and see what each piece of the snack mix represents.
We worked together and mixed everything up. Then each of the littles scooped some out and filled their ziplock baggie with it. They then put the ziplock baggie inside a brown lunch sack with a Hi-C juice box and some fruit snacks. We also brought some deeeelicious cotton candy!
So finally it was time to go yesterday. The kids were just ecstatic. I made each of them a little ticket with their picture on it.
Here we are, all ready to go, and on our way! I had them all wear matching t-shirts that said "We're On A Field Trip" to help make sure I could spot them all in a crowd.
Our picture with the clowns
We bought all of the kids light up wands to use during the show! They sell them there for about $12 a piece (ridiculous) so we pre-ordered them online in bulk and got them super cheap. The kids were ecstatic and it looked really cool when all the lights went out.
After the show, the kids were able to see the animals and feed them carrots!
At the end of the day, we were all completely exhausted. The kids had an unbelievable time though, so it was well worth it.
And now I am happy to share an awesome new venture that I am starting with the amazing Brittany over at "Closing the Gap... in a Cute Outfit!"
Check out the guidelines below:
You know I love you guys. You are the best :) Check back tomorrow - I have some ridiculous stories and some cute outfits to share! Love ya!