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Sunday, February 9, 2014

Saturday School - Snow's Fault!

We have had a few busy weeks. Standardized testing, snow, school cancellations, Saturday school (you read that right) and student teaching awesomeness!  

We had our reading and math standardized tests.  The kids worked really hard underlining, showing proof, checking their work, and that is all I could ask for.  One kiddo finished in 20 minutes, and while my blood pressure went up quickly, I realized the sun was going to come up the day after :)  

I made them a note card for them to use during the test, along with some candy to cheer them up.
I shrunk Hope King's Sweet Support Motivational Notes and added a personalized note.

Sweet Support: Pump Your Kids Up for State Testing!

As you may recall, we had a huge ridiculous amount of snow. I think we got 2"... but that is a lot for us!  The excitement started the night before with a few flurries, school cancellations, and a lack of bread and milk at the grocery store.  We were out for 4 days!
               The Night Before                          The BIG Storm                                 Two Days After

We played in the snow, sled in the driveway (we do own some awesome sleds), and for once, wore our winter coats, hats, and gloves :)  I miss the snow. I miss Cincinnati. I so regret we moved.  

So, since I work at a year-round school, and we do not have any snow days built-in, we must go to school on Saturday. Yeap. Saturday School.  It really was not that bad. We only attend school for half day.  

I wanted to make the best out of our day.  We...

- worked on our research writing

- Practiced the rainbow strategy... which I totally copied from the amazing Amanda Madden.  

 Genius, simple and fun!

- Created these super darling Love Bots from Aimee.  How cute are they?! 

Love Bot Craftivity {A Valentine's Day Writing Craftivity}

My student teacher began to teach.  She is amazing!  She is teaching math and social studies this upcoming week.  I will be sure to come and show you the cool things she is doing with the kiddos.

Saturday is not as painful when you think of ways to make your day better :)  We go to school this Saturday too.  I may have to think of something amazing for it.  I know this second one will be painful, but I will make the best of it.  I have decided :)

Happy Monday-Friday school to you!

1 comment:

  1. Snow!! I love that you have such a positive attitude about Saturday school! I'm sure I would drive the hubs crazy with my complaining. Ha! I love how your love bots turned out!

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