Friday, March 22, 2013

Farewell Spring Break...

I am in a bit of denial that my Spring Break is over, real life has been hard to adjust to after waking up and falling asleep to the ocean every day for 6 days.  I could go back tomorrow!  I have decided listening to waves crash and smelling salty sea air is my happy place!  Hubby and I had a wonderful, relaxing vacay!  It was the perfect way to celebrate 10 amazing years together!

I spent a HUGE part of our trip HERE with my feet up, staring at the ocean outside my room, reading a book.  HEAVEN!  As a mom of 3 little kidlets and a full time teacher I don't have enough time in my life to just sit and read, I love love love having little kids but I have days when I am excited for that someday when they will be big and I will have time to just sit and read, no interruptions!

My other happy spots were:

I may be obsessed with watching the ocean, that happens when you have grown up in a land locked state.  So, now that the the trip is over... (insert sad sigh) I am freaking out that summer is right around the corner!  Eeek!  I have so much to do to get these kiddos ready for first grade!  But mark my words, they WILL be ready!

The next few weeks we are studying plants.  This week we planted our root garden and our grass seeds!

Won't those be adorable when their 'hair' (grass seed) begins growing!  I love them!

We have also started filling out our science journals, I love my cute little scientists!

After our plant unit we begin insects!  I am ordering our caterpillars on Thursday!  The kidlets FREAK out watching our caterpillars change and grow into butterflies.  I can hardly wait.

Oh I love teaching in the SPRING!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Dental Health

We spent last week talking about Dental Health!  I love this week with the kiddos.

The kids in white t-shirts are the teeth, the other two kiddos are the flossers (see the white string in their hands) It is such a great way to teach the kids how to floss!

We kicked it off with a visit from Dr. Cody and his team.  They do such a great job!
(He is my kiddos pediatric dentist)

 Later we completed a science experiment on how plaque reacts with sugar.  Hopefully the kidlets realized just how important it is to limit your sugary snacks.
(don't you love them in their cute science eyes, it is one of my favorite things!)

We wrote about how many teeth we have lost and made a GIGANTIC graph to hang in the hallway!

They kiddos came home with toothbrushes, floss, toothpaste, brushing charts and hopefully a renewed desire to take extra good care of their teeth.

Next week is all about weather!  I love this time of year, all my favorite units are in the second half of the year!  Spring break is the second week of March and then plants, insects, dinosaurs, and ocean/desert animals!  whew!  Kindergarten Graduation will be here before I know it!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Read Across America

Happy Read Across America Day!  We spent the day learning about Dr. Seuss!