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

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