1. I read Nicolas Spark's Safe Haven on Monday. Has anyone seen the movie yet?
I have this thing about reading the book before seeing the movie. I thought the Hunger Games movie did an excellent job, but I was disappointed in A Time Traveler's Wife (my favorite book ever).
A few years ago, I read Charlotte's Web aloud to my students. I talked to them about how books and movies about books can be different. During testing week we watched the movie and one of my students asked me if Charlotte died in the movie. I had completely forgotten that I had told the kids how the books and movies can be different and I responded "Seriously?" Then he reminded me what I had told him and I felt bad (and a little dumb), so I gave him a huge handful of beads (my class reward at the time) for outsmarting the teacher.
2. We learned about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.
A little background on our George Washington craft: I had found an image on Pinterest of the craft I wanted to do and pre cut the faces and shirts. When it came time to put everything together, I realized that I had no hat or cotton balls for George's hair. My solution was to put out a bunch of blue scrapbook paper and have the students make their own hat. One of George's hats may have turned into a birthday hat. I think they love scrapbook paper as much as I do!
For Abraham Lincoln, we completed Amy Lemons' free President's Day Pack. I absolutely love any craftivity she makes and my students have the most fun with her things. I failed to take a picture!
3. We started two digit addition and I had the students explore the ten rods and ones for 5 minutes before the lesson. They wanted me to take pictures of their structures.
5. I actually won a giveaway! Kristen from Ladybug's Teacher Files let me pick anything from her TPT store. I chose Kristen's Ready to Number Customizable Library Labels.
I organized my library a few years ago, but I really need to go through it and clean it out this summer. The labels are beautiful and I can't wait to add them to my classroom!
Kristen also has another blog called Haute Off the Printer that's solely dedicated to her products.
Speaking of giveaways, I hit a 100 followers this week and I'm in the mist of planning a giveaway to celebrate! Check back this weekend!