We started by setting up a museum in the school library and inviting other classes to come and visit. We had some hands on exhibits as well as hands-off ones! A couple of students had forgotten to bring in collections, but I made sure they had something to share.
|My collection of twenty dice! I love all different kinds of dice. |
I'm always on the look out for new kinds!
I got this next idea from Sandi at
Her blog is one I check regularly and she had a great idea to take old frames and let children create works of art inside them.(Click on her button and go say, "hello"!) I have so many picture frames and thought I would let students create works of art using 20 blocks as one of their work stations today. They loved it, and I did, too! I didn't have the heart to tell one of my owlets that his owl was one block short of 20! He was SO proud that he had made something I love. Thanks for the idea, Sandi! The kiddos loved the idea so I know the frames have a new home out of my basement and into my classroom!
I am now twenty days older than I was when we started this school-year and tonight I feel twenty years tireder! It is a good kind of tired. One where I can lay down and close my eyes and see the smiling faces of first graders who love school, reading, learning and their teacher! Life is good!
P.S. I added another entry for the laminator the MyBinding.com is giving away! Scroll down to my rafflecopter and give it a try!!