Today I was bombarded by Titanic questions. I felt as though I had hit an iceberg. Every time I turned around I heard another question about that fated ship, or that dreaded question..."When is it time for lunch?" We were cruising along so well. We were making such good progress and then another child said, "Can't you just make us a worksheet about the Titanic?" Now a part of me wanted to snap and say "NO! It doesn't fit in the curriculum!" Luckily, the Conscious Discipline side told me to STAR....Smile, take a deep breath and relax. Finally, I relented and said I would make a book that they could read about the Titanic. The band struck up a celebratory note and cheers were heard through out the school...Well, I did get a hooray! Now I've got a problem...I have to come up with a book, write my weekly "Owl About First Grade," do the laundry, clean the dishes, read at least one chapter of my book, play with my new Paper Monster Laminator from My Binding.com and squeeze in a couple hours of sleep.
What I'm getting to is a very big THANK YOU! to a new friend I made. at
I went to to TPT on the off chance of finding something for first graders on the Titanic. Kayla has a wonderful unit with some great options that she is giving away FREE! I am so happy that I felt compelled to give her a shout-out and let her know how grateful I and a classroom of first graders are!
On the serious side...I love finding something that catches my students fancy and going at it full steam. I can't wait until next week when we make our own Titanics to float in our school sea!