Sunday, January 13, 2013

What a week...

This week was our first full week back after break and boy was it full of lots of daily "hiccups" as I call them.  You know those hour long meetings right in the middle of the morning, the morning assembly that should only take 30 minutes but takes an hour +, the district mandated assessment that has to be done on a computer and the computers are not working properly the day your kids need to be tested, and those half day field trips that are in the middle of the week.  I refer to them as "hiccups" because they throw off the rhythm of the routine driven day.  Overall, my little owls handled it well and for that I wanted to give them extra big hugs.

In the following pictures you will see some of the things that I filled in just to make sure some academics were being done while all of these "hiccups" were happening.

 The two owl pictures are my fill in activity for when I was out of the room for an IEP meeting.  Since we are never sure of who we will be getting to cover our room during these meetings, I wanted to make sure I left something the little owls could do independently (or with very little help) and that would take a good chunk of time.  I came up with the idea the night before and all it is mosaic styled owls and a sight word they could read.  I wanted to make sure there was some common core going on in case some one from our central office came in to check up on our teaching.
The two above pictures are of our "Lilly" from Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse.  We also added some adjectives around her.  We went to see this as a play at a local university.  The kids were in LOVE!  I found this craftivity on Learning with Susie Q.  She has a fantastic little packet of activities to go with the book.

This last picture was from the short week before.  We talked about the new year and resolutions.  We made learning resolutions of our own and created the fun craftivity.

Sorry for the super LONG post today!  If you read your way through it, I thank you immensely!  This just shows that I need to blog more than once a week.  :)



  1. I LOVE Lily's Purple Plastic Purse! Just found your blog and am your newest follower and owl lover, too!

    Learning With Mrs. Leeby

    1. Thank you for following! My little owls loved the book. I usually don't include the book but I think it is going to become a yearly thing.

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    1. Thank you for following! I'm glad you liked the projects. They turned out super adorable. I was a happy teacher!

  3. Hi Erin! I love all books by Kevin Henkes - ESPECIALLY the Lily books (and my kids feel the same way). Your Lily projects are adorable. Thank you for stopping by the blog. I'm your newest follower :)


    1. Thank you for the sweet words! My kiddos definitely had fun making the Lilly projects! I was glad I had found that above mentioned blog when I was trying to figure out what to do with the book that would be both fun and engaging. What kinds of activities do you do with Kevin Henkes books?