Here we go...
ONE... Plant Unit!
We've been studying plants in science. Here are some of the activities the students have completed.
BIOSWALES- The school where I work has Bioswales. We define Bioswales and study the plants that have been planted in our Bioswales which are Native to Illinois. We go out to the parking-lot to identify the plants and use the iPads to take photos. The students then use those photos to create a pic-collage with their team and write facts about those plants. Students then explain WHY Bioswales are important to our environment and HOW they help clean up the run-off water before it hits the watershed.
TWO... We went to a fall festival ON A SCHOOL NIGHT--- GASP!
My husband has work hours that don't allow us to do our family activities on the weekends anymore. So, we all snuck out on a school night and enjoyed one of our favorite fall fests!
This is Fat Amy. She is a Hermit Crab.
THREE... Kids' Activities
Last weekend was Homecoming. It was Big Kid's first High School Homecoming Dance... Gorgeous.
FOUR... Non Fiction Activity
Using the Interactive Reading Notebooks, students located non fiction text feature in leveled readers and noted them with Post-Its. Students then shared with classmates and had to explain WHY non fiction text feature are important in helping us comprehend
I was stopped and had to click a few pics of a part of my drive home from work. These photos don't even do the view justice.
This is my favorite part of my drive to and from work.
It's Currently October?!?!?!
I'm linking up with Farley and her ever-so-popular Currently party!
LISTENING- I got my $301.50 Scholastic order yesterday that earned my class over 10,000 bonus points! I naturally ordered some extra books with bonus points and my youngest reads them before they hit my shelves at school. She started a chapter book last night before bed, and finished it when she woke up. She's so proud of herself.
LOVING- Unless I screwed up somewhere...I have NO PLANS today!!! And I'm stickin' to it!
THINKING- I have several friends, family, and acquaintances who need extra prayers their way. I'm sending prayers to my loves dealing/coping with cancer, my loves just dealing with the flu-bug, my loves who are blessed with pregnancy... Praying for great mental and physical health to all of you!
WANTING- Ok, as much as I LOVE summer, I am ready for a normal fall. This 88 and crazy humid in October is just too much for me. Tomorrow is supposed to drop to the 60's...can't we ease into the nice fall weather?!?!?! And some new shoes would be nice.
NEEDING- I need a color and cut...
TRICK OR TREAT- A trick I use often is screen shot. On my iPhone and iPad I take lots of screen shots of people's ideas I find. They've come in handy for anchor charts I want to make (and need a little guide), ideas I want to use, etc. It's been my GO-TO lately.