Friday, June 3, 2016

Five For Friday



I'm carrying around such a mixed up bag of emotions! Do I sing or cry? I'm just not sure yet, but I'll let you know when I figure it out! I'm linking up (seems like all I've done this year is link up) with Doodle Bugs Teaching for FIVE FOR FRIYAY! (I think I just sang that!)

 One of my students had her last day today. She has been a delight to teach and have as a student. Her mamma just graduated from law school, so they are moving back home to her dad and brothers. I'm singing for her family being back together and no longer having to drive hours to spend weekends together. Her mom was an inspiration for many as she studied, worked, and mothered! This family has left their fingerprints on my heart!
I traced around her arm and hand leaving the fingertips open. Then we all used green paint to put our fingerprints on to make green leaves. I used three shades of green. I thought about putting a brown fingerprint on and making an owl somewhere in the tree!

I get to pick TWO winners! One will get a set of 12 Kwik Stix  and the other a gift card to Starbucks! Oh how I love giving stuff away. Congrats to the winners!!

 Three. More. Days. Water Day, Field Day and Last Day are all that's left. I just cannot believe how quickly this year has flown by. I'm hoping for really nice weather for Water Day. Come back next week to see what my kindergartner partner in crime and I think up!
 We are finishing up memory books to help us remember the special times we've had this year. I found THIS on TPT to help me wrap things up and put some closer to the school year. The details that some of my kiddos came up with were amazing! Here are FOUR pics from the books...
Look how long my arms are. They either got stretched out from carrying bags to and from home, or too much hugging!


We spent a lot of time thinking of the shapes we can see on our school and playground. I pressed them to add as much detail as they could. Our skies were blue most of May!
  
So many of my Owlets chose The Wild Robot as their favorite. It was certainly mine for the year!

Here I am again. This time I'm birdwatching...Imagine that! The artist said I was watching a Pileated Woodpecker! Made. My. Day!

 Five Eastern Bluebirds are getting closer to becoming fledglings. How I love sharing my love of birds! How can you NOT love these bluebirds? Since putting up ten boxes three years ago we've had nesting pairs in them each spring. Wouldn't it be awesome if they flew away on the last day of school?!  Take a quick peek before I close the box back up! Can you see the little hint of blue?
You can read about our bluebird house building project HERE!


3 comments:

  1. Don't you just love it when the kids draw you! So funny the features they focus on. when I used to wear reading glasses I would have two sets of eyes- one on my face, and one on the top of my head. Sorry I missed your giveaways- must have missed those posts. I want to try those Kwik Stix. I have a Giveaway right now of a HUE animation studio- but it ends this weekend, so hurry! See you next time. Kathleen Kidpeople Classroom

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  2. Oh my sweet friend Jenny! I just love, love, love the hand and fingerprints. How I wish I could do that with my kiddos. Your bluebirds are a gift from God. How wonderful to be able to watch His creations grow. Also.... check your inbox soon! I took a picture for you when we were at the nature center this year. I was thinking about you often when I was there. You would LOVE that place! :)
    Happy *almost* summer!!!!!
    Maria

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