Well, we kicked off our ABC Countdown to the last day of 4th grade. Like I said yesterday, I’ve never done this with my class before. I wasn’t sure how my kiddos would take to it, but OMG… I really don’t think they could have been any more excited when I explained it to them on Monday. ALL morning they kept asking me when we going to make our project. I had some SUPER fun MAP testing this morning, so I just wanted them to focus while they were taking their
frustrating important tests.
Finally, it was time to get started. I decided that I wanted to try to tie in a holiday with our craft. Since we discussed a lot about Veterans Day back in November, I decided to talk about Memorial Day. A more organized teacher would have had a picture book to read the class, but I was having quite the overwhelming morning, and didn’t have time to find one to read. Soo, we just reviewed what we had learned about Veterans Day, and how it relates to Memorial Day. Then, we created a craft inspired by Teri from A Cupcake for the Teacher . Check out the Goobers in action…
Can you tell how excited he is? What a goof!!!
Here are our projects on display…
Since my whole team is doing a countdown in their own classrooms, I wanted to see what projects they were making with their class. Take a peek:
The Human Highlighter’s class made these way cute flowers.
Then, they planted them around the school and spread some happiness! Love.
Check out these super creative torn paper masterpieces. I wish I had taken a picture of the hallway shots. One kiddo made a amazingly realistic Pikachu out of torn paper. My class was way impressed.
You can’t see it, but underneath the apples, the ladies are grinning with pride!
And what Mom won’t adore these hand print flowerpots. I’m not a mom, but I know that it’s just the kind of project I would save forever. Your child is only in 4th grade once and with this project the lucky moms will forever have their child’s fourth grade hand print.
I think it’s safe to say that our first A-day was a success. I’m sure B-day (bubble gum), will be just as exciting. Now, this teacher is going to work on some way cool progress reports and watch the 2-hour (score) season finale of Dance Moms. Yes. I watch it. I can’t help it. It’s a sickness. Have a great night everyone!