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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

We're hittin' the beach!

This week, we're hittin' the beach!!

No....not on a field trip - although my kids have told me that REALLY would love that as a field trip - I think I'm rubbing off on them! haha!

We've been doing my beach-themed centers...




They brought in their towels and sunglasses and have been doing centers while lounging on their towels.


Tomorrow I'm bringing my beach umbrella and maybe beach chair - since you know...they're always in my car anyway...ha!

What??

You never know when you're going to make a trip to the beach...right, Corinna?
ha!!

Ok.

Back on track.

Another activity we did today was a glyph from this book that I got during Scholastic Dollar Days Deals... (still going on, I think!)


Now, let me say that I never really did glyphs because I thought they were just too easy - waste of time - yada yada yada...

Oh my.

Was I wrong.

Ummmm....they had a HARD time with this!

I think it's the following directions they struggled with (go figure).

We did the beach pail one since it goes with our theme, and they were a little confused on it - lol.

So I've decided, I'm doing a glyph AT LEAST once a month next year (along with Reagan's quilts!)...and maybe with my themes :)

Only 3 more half days!

Which, ok, I'm excited about.

But that also means that one of my best friends and fellow 2nd grade teachers/podmate and Autumn's friend (her daughter) are moving away!!

Insert sad crying face here.

I'm a little sad.

Ok - a lot sad.

This is THE sweetest, nicest, kindest person you'll ever meet. She has done so much for our family and been such a good friend to me and Autumn.

I was doing the dishes tonight after dinner and started thinking about how I'm going to have to say good-bye, and I actually started tearing up.

Ugh. I'm going to hate Friday.

Oh well my friends.
Friday isn't here yet- enjoy what we have right now - right?!

Hope y'all had a Terrific Tuesday!


9 comments:

Jessica Stanford said...

I love beach day!!

Blessings,

Jessica Stanford
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Lisa R. said...

Glyphs definitely aren't easy, but I love seeing the end result! I would have to agree with you when you say that it's probably the "following directions" part that is the hardest lol- especially at this point in the year! :)
Lisa
Learning Is Something to Treasure

Room 114 said...

I love the beach-themed centers! I think I'm going to try to incorporate this theme into my last week of school. We still have 3 weeks!

Lisa

Stories from Room 114

Corinna said...

That's right, beach preparation essential:)) I haven't done a glyph in awhile, you've got me thinking... Okay, so I am going with a Surfy/Beachy theme for next year, so now I have to go pick up your cute little centers:))

Aloha,
Corinna
Surfin' Through Second

Corinna said...

Beach preparation "is" essential:))

Aloha,
Corinna

Miss Squirrels said...

Glyphs throw me for a loop too sometimes.
I think it is the "or" that I give them...this or that....and then they pick the "whatever" because of the color- not because of what it meant.
and we have issues interpreting the results sometimes....we'll work on it too.....you should make some awesome ones in all that spare time you will have that you will be at the beach:)
Can't you take your laptop out there with you? hee hee
Did ya'll have your FL meet up yet on the Boardwalk?
Staci

Going Nutty!

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Alishank said...

We haven't done glyphs before. Adding it to our 'To-Do' list. Thanks a lot! (heehee ;-) Reminds me of something we could get from Critical Thinking, but they actually don't have a book of glyphs.
http://www.criticalthinking.com/index.jsp?code=c

Miss Nelson said...

This pack looks fun.
Michele

Allyce said...

I am taking my class to the beach for our beach day. Fingers crossed that the weather improves before then. It would stink if it was as nasty as it was today. Your stations look pretty awesome!