Monday, February 13, 2012


i am currently updating my blog while sitting in class... bad student or multitasking genius? you decide. 

i have no clue what this lady is talking about...

i'll just pick up from last week :)
mix/match day. i did much better this semester.

wednesday was pj. thursday was team shirt. friday was red, white, and blue.
sorry, no pictures.

"i don't have a pencil"
i heard that about a million times last week. i just knew my young grasshoppers had pencils somewhere... soo i made them take everything out of their desks. i discovered that the students are keeping their dull/broken pencil in their desks, instead of dropping it off and picking up a new one... love them.

grading has taken over my social life... thank goodness for chocolate.

this weekend mom and i drove to marble falls to visit dad! this picture was taken right before we took a 20 minute "shortcut" oops. the weekend flew by and was not long enough :( dad took us around marble falls and the surrounding cities. we even drove to austin for some good mexican food. i love that austin is only 45 minutes away :)

this week is my last week in second grade. i am going to miss my young grasshoppers. i reminded them today that this was my last week and they were all shocked.. not sure why. i have been telling them for the past 3 weeks :)

today was my mentor teachers free day, meaning i was the sub/teacher for the day. it really wasn't any different from the past 2 weeks. i have been teaching everything for awhile now.. my mentor teacher doesn't even come in the room anymore. i only see her 3 times a day: morning-lunch-after school.

science science science science.. i can't get enough of science! my students absolutely love science time in class! they look forward to it every day :) it just melts my heart! we have been studying meal worms since the beginning of january. we studied their life cycle, which starts with eggs, then goes to a larva (meal worm), after that a pupa, and finally a BEETLE! yes, a beetle!

the bottom right picture is of all the worms, pupas, and our one beetle. the bottom left picture is our one and only beetle. and the top picture is a pupa that is ready to bust out and turn into a beetle. the kids looove looking at the meal worms/pupas/beetle under the document camera! 

this week we are learning about the parts of plants! we are doing the famous celery and carnation experiment! today was our first day.
here are the students (with blurred faces ha!) recreating a tree and its parts!

before i placed the celery and carnation in the colored water, the students made their predictions. they felt like real scientist during this step! it was sooo much fun :)

now to end this post on an amazing note:


one down, one to go!

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