Ours felt pretty busy, but I think it's that time of year, and I'm sure you all have been busy in your classrooms as well!!
Here is what we have been up to!
1) We finished our unit on light. Here they were using concave and convex lenses to inspect a jellybean and how many spots it had on it. :O)
They took their test today, so I will know very soon how it went. Stacia found this cute, free game, on TpT and my kids really like it. It's just a different way for them to practice it in a different way. It's a I have, Who has game but they can play in pairs or quads and make a spiral. It's called the Mixed Number and Improper Fractions Spiral Card Game. Click the link and it will take you to it.
4) Stacia and I had to spend some money that our district had given us for some classroom supplies by Jan. 31st and our orders came in this week. Our head custodian brought my box down and I clapped and told him it was like Christmas!! I think he thought I was crazy getting so excited about supplies. But you guys are with me, right!?! New supplies IS like Christmas!!
So here is what came in Stacia's box:
The good news is, I still have one more box that should have some really fun pens in it, and I didn't go cheap this time. So, I guess the bad came before the good and so I'll do my happy dance when that box comes too!
We do have a laminator at school that we can use, but with my luck, it's never on or hot when I need it. It's a bit of a hike to get to the media center from my room (we have a big building) and half the time I forget to take my stuff down there when we are traveling to specials. Anyway, it's just been a process for me to get my stuff laminated at times. So, I saw Noelle from The Frizz in First Grade mention this last week on her Five for Friday and she so sweetly replied to my comment and gave me more info. I got this laminator for $25 at Target. It's the kind that you put the paper in the pouch and it goes through, and VOILA! Done. It took no time to warm up!! I didn't want to spend a ton on a laminator since we have one at school and I really just wanted it as a "spare" for when I just can't get my stuff done at school. This is the perfect solution!! I went to SAM's and got 200 sheets for $20. I feel pretty good about it!! And, it's the HARD lamination, not the flimsy kind! I've almost talked Stacia into one!! :O)
A great big thank you to these two ladies for letting us link up!
|Kacey at Doodle Bugs Teaching|
|Amanda at Teaching Maddeness|
So, do you think my awesome laminator outweighs my not-so-awesome markers???