Friday, September 30, 2011

What I Did on My Summer Vacation...

I went to Florida to visit my sister and her family at the end of July.  Hmmm... I wonder if they need teachers in Florida!
Coming into Jacksonville.

My favorite part!
I need a job walking on the beach, picking up shells... they'd pay me for that, right?

We didn't eat here, but it was awful cute!

The lakehouse!  Thank you, Gill Family!
Can you tell she's an interior decorator?

The lake

  I rode on a jet ski for the first time!
St. Augustine

The Aqua Grill

We had a great time!   Thank you so much for sharing with us, Pam... we had the time of our lives!  Can't wait to see you all again soon! 

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Time Flies!

I was at an ELL facilitator meeting today when I saw Kinderspot's Miss Evans, which of course reminded me that I haven't posted since school started.  Things have been so busy, which isn't surprising to anyone reading this!

We've been busy studying animals (our first science unit every year), and we always make something for each category...

Mammals:  monkeys, of course!

And lions, elephants, and giraffes... oh my!

We made butterflies while studying insects.  Just color coffee filters with water-based markers and spray with water.  Add a wooden clothespin and a black pipe cleaner and... voila! 

We have an ant farm...

and five caterpillars! The stuff at the bottom is their food.

Look how much they've grown!

Getting ready to form chrysalides!

One last slow poke!

I'll be adding more soon!  Thanks, Jodi, for the motivation!