Friday, March 2, 2012

Fantabulous Friday

Today was a busy, busy day.....but more importantly it was the last school day before Spring Break. Yes, I have the whole week off next week {sigh}.  Spring Break is really early this year, but couldn't come at a better time.  I have been soooo exhausted the past week.

Today we had Circle of Hope at school to bring awareness to and support cancer.  It was started by a student who was diagnosed with cancer at age 6 but is now happily and thankfully cancer free.  All 1500+ students and staff went outside to make a circle and show our support!

To kick off our fun filled Dr. Seuss themed day I was fortunate to have a fantabulous guest reader who read Dr. Seuss books to our class in honor of Read Across America Day!  By the end of the day and all of our activities I was all Seussed out!

My students transformed themselves into Thing 1 or Thing 2 and wrote about what Thing 1 and Thing 2 would do if they visited their homes.  The hair was made out of blue easter grass.  Soooo cute! I saw this idea somewhere, but can't remember where. I think next year I will have the Easter grass cut up into smaller pieces to make it more manageable.  My students got a kick out of their "transformed" selves.

I have been searching for blogs with less than 200 followers to share the love with.  So far I have passed the love to the following blogs.
*First Grade Smart Cookies (great info. on free educational apps and cute freebies)
*Paste and Pearls (cute St. Patrick's day freebie)
and
*Second Helpings for Teachers (great resource for teaching measurements)

I'm off to search for more blogs and work on a spring themed freebie that will be available for everyone soon!

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Mrs.Cook said...

Danielle,

Thanks for the Liebster award! I just joined your blog!

Ashley

http://firstgradesmartcookies.blogspot.com

Mrs. Poland said...

I love the circle of hope idea and it is good to hear that he is now well. Congrats on your award!

Mrs Poland
Think, Wonder, & Teach

vicky1970 said...

Hi Danielle I just found you and am your newest follower. That circle of hope is amazing. I lost my mom to cancer so it really touched my heart. Also cute thing 1/2's. Come visit me I just posted pictures from our dr.seuss day ;0)
Vicky
Traditions Laughter and Happily Ever After

Laura Starnes said...

Hi! I'm Laura from Kinder Kraziness and I just found your blog. I was wondering if you might want to be a part of my Someone New Sunday feature? I try to find new teacher/bloggers who are trying to get a few more followers. If you are interested, please email me at laurastarnes(at)ymail(dot)com

Laura
Kinder Kraziness

Andrea said...

Hi Danielle! I found you through Cortney's blog at Once Upon a Substitute! I'm a new follower! The circle of Hope is awesome! My mom just beat breast cancer last fall! :)

Andrea
Cheers to School

Ms. Patterson said...

Just found your blog through the linky and I am your newest follower

I would love for you to join be in all the fun and follow my blog too!-Ms. Patterson


Pocket Full of Kinders

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