Saturday, May 26, 2012

Schools out...

... for Summer!!  Woohoo!!  It didn't hit me until this morning, but it's Summer.  Thank the Lord.  We ended Thursday with Field Day and then had a work day yesterday, where I cleaned my room, finalized paperwork and FILED, FILED, FILED.

But atlast, it's feeling like Summer.  No thoughts of lesson plans, books to read, or students, entering my mind this morning and man- it is all sorts of amazing.  How are you feeling today?  Has it hit you?

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all those fabulous Moms out there!!  Being a Mom is one of the most impressive jobs I can think of, thank you to all those Moms who go above and beyond out there! 

Only EIGHT more days of school for me and my kiddos.  Woohoo. I am very much looking forward to the upcoming summer, but I cannot believe how quickly this year has flown by.  Everyone, myself included, is beginnging to get ansy and excited about the coming end of year celebrations!  We're going on two field trips and have field day the last week of school- who can be a learner with that on its' way!? 
To keep the excitement focused on school, we had some fun this past week.  (I know, 4th graders having FUN?!)  I absolutely LOVE Deanna Jump's Mother's Day Gift Book idea.  Unfortuantely it's a little too primary for my guys, so I bought her wonderful packet and stepped it up a notch for my kiddos.  Some of their responses were HILARIOUS!  I love this idea and we had a lot of fun making the books.  THANK YOU MRS. JUMP!

They each had to make a promise to their Mom that they would do something special for her on her day!  They all chose something so thoughful and sweet. 

This one cracked me up, y'all!  "When my Mom is driving, she texts or plays poker on her phone but she watches where she's going so she doesn't hurt us.  She's a really good driver though at least she pays attention or else I'd be dead."

I would have LOVED to see some of the moms read their book and learn what their kids notice about them.

Due to major time constraints (It's almost the end of the year?  We haven't taught energy yet?  Yikes!!)  we had an Energy day on Thursday!!  In just one quick day (and I mean QUICK) we were able to fit in nearly all the energy standards.  My kiddos absolutely loved it too.  They each had their own energy journal and kept track of their learning throughout the day.  They even researched different types of energy in groups and presented to one another!

They did such a fabulous job!  I was so stinkin' proud of each and every one of them.  Y'all know how it is with group projects- they either go wonderful or just fall apart and this one went WONDEFUL!  Quiet voices... teamwork... focus... amaaaazing!  :)

This coming week sounds just as pleasantly busy and I'm looking forward to it speeding by!  I hope yours is busy as well and speeds right by!  Enjoy :)

~Kelly Anne

Monday, May 7, 2012

SUMMMMMER Math Centers!!

I can't believe I'm saying it- SUMMER Math Centers!! 

These centers are to be used in a 4th grade classroom at the end of the year.  Their bright colors and fun patterns may help make these last few weeks just a little more bearable :)  The five activities in this packet are perfect for 4th (& 3/4) graders at the end of the 4th grade year!  They align perfectly with the 4th grade Common Core Standards and are interative and engaging for these nearly 5th graders!! 

Please check out this Summer Math Packet in my TPT store- just click on the picture to go there and check it out!! 

Happy teacher appreciation week :)  Hope you're being spoiled by your kiddos! 

Kelly Anne

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Teacher Appreciation Sale!!

Can you believe it's May already?? I sure can't.  It's been one busy year and this time of year is just my favorite.  All my kiddos are excited to be 4th & 3/4 graders and they know the routines so well that I don't have to say very much at all (most days...)!  And we're coming up on teacher appreciation week!  Wow this year is fly-y-y-yingggg, y'all!! 
Can I get a "WOOHOO" teachers?!  We're almost there :)  In celebration of teacher appreciation week, I will be participating in Teachers Pay Teachers teacher appreciation sale!  Please check out my store for 28% off everything, starting Sunday May 6th through the 8th!!  Just click on the link below.

Tomorrow I will be adding my new Summer Math Centers that I have been working on, so be sure to check them out once they're up!!  They're aligned with the 4th grade common core standards and include several activities that end of the year 4th graders should be ale to do, including those always tricky fractions and decimals!!  I'm hurrying to finish it before tomorrow!!

Happy weekend to all of you!  Enjoy it, I hope the weather is warm with blue skies like it is here!!  Summer is in the air :)

~Kelly Anne