I wanted to start by sharing things from the last few days of school.
For the last day of school, I put together these plastic Mason jars that I found at the Dollar Tree. I made some quick tags, attached them with some ribbon, and added some pink lemonade. My students knew that my favorite drink is pink lemonade, so we reviewed "how-to writing" and made this drink.
We did our Owl-ways remember craftivity for the end of the year. The kids wrote about what they will "ow-ways" remember from second grade. Lots of fun memories were brought up during this activity!
This is what it looked like after a few minutes. It was weird how the egg shell began to dissolve immediately.
After about 5 minutes it looked like this:
The next day the shell had dissolved. The egg was soft and squishy at that point.
The kids loved feeling the egg! I will have to do this every year.
Our school had many changes this year and I'm now going to be teaching first grade. I also moved to a new classroom. The first week off consisted of many trips to school to organize and clean. You can see the progress in the pictures below. It's far from done, but I can't do much more until the cleaning crew comes in and does our floors.
In the back you can see my new classroom rug. It's inspired a woodland theme for this year and I've been spending a lot of time learning how to sew to create some cushions for my small group stools. Here is a little peek:
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