Saturday, April 14, 2012

It's Earth Day!!!

Hey friends Cindy here!
I don't know about you guys but the week after spring break always seems to be the longest week ever. I missed my pj's. Ha!!!

Well technically its not Earth Day yet but I'm very excited to start our unit this year. The kids learn so much from this unit about not being wasteful and taking care of our Earth. Last year I had a student argue that he didn't waste that much water when he left it running when he brushed his teeth. So we put it to the test. I had a bucket in the sink while he pretended to brush his teeth. The class was astonished by how much water was in the bucket. Then we started talking about how much water it would be if we all left the water running while brushing. Since we live in Las Vegas the students know that we don't get much rainfall and it is very important to conserve water. After that they were monitoring their water usage while they washed their hands or did anything with water.

This year I came up with the Earth Day Patrol. I will pick a couple of students a day and they will have to monitor the other students in our class. I will give them a clipboard with citations and they will write the students infraction and write what they could have done better. The students love the idea of being to give each other citations. They even asked if they can be on Earth Day Patrol at home because their parents or siblings waste energy, water, or don't recycle.

If your interested in the Earth Day Patrol or many of our other activities that we conduct in class please head on over to our TPT to snatch up our 31 pg, Earth Day unit. It includes some of these and much more so just click on the picture to head on over.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Animal Research!

Hey hey all!

Our 2nd grade team is gearing up for an animal research unit next week, so of course I turned to the internet for a search on some organizers to guide my little kiddos through the process. I found a little bit of this that I liked and a little bit of that, but I didn't want to run a 25 page packet for them! I condensed my ideas and came up with my own! If animal research is in your plans, hopefully this little beauty can help you out! If you're an "A-Type" like me, you will love the one with the lines that prompts the kiddos on what to write. For those of you who think that your friends will write more than what's on the lines, feel free to use the organizers with the big open box! (all the open space in the big boxes kinda scared me a bit, so we will be using the lined one!) Check out our TPT store for more details!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Spring Break Sale!!!!

Hello Everyone!

We are on Spring Break here in Las Vegas and my word I have been enjoying every minute of it. I don't know about all of you but I really needed a break. Being almost 8 months pregnant really takes a toll on your body and your brain.

Well enough about me.

Angie and I are working really hard to get some units finished up by the weekend. She is working on a super cute Spring Unit and I am working on an Earth Day and Cinco de Mayo unit.

In the meantime head on over to our TPT shop by clicking on the link. Everything is 10% of until Sunday.

Angie also made this fabulous writing suitcase to use after the kiddos come back from Spring Break. You can pick that up for FREE at our shop. Just click on the picture.