Thursday, March 22, 2012

Snow Delay....Spring Break?????

Another 2 hour late start...due to snow.  Feels like we should be getting ready for Winter Break, not Spring.  Anyhow, today we finished our Wizard of Oz unit with Emerald City Day.  We all wore green and only used green pencils, crayons, or markers to do our work:-)  We finished the day with green ice cream sundaes. 

Wednesday we did some color mixing.  Kids are great....all we did was mix colored water and they thought it was the coolest trick they had seen:-)  

Our Mixing Observations

Then we had two bags of skittles and graphed the rainbow.  We counted them out, compared the two amounts, and made math story problems and number sentences.

Today we also sent report cards home.  I really like to be able to go over it with students before they show it to their parents.  The 2 hour delay almost made that impossible, but I fit them all in.  I give the report card to the student.  Show them what scores to be looking at and what they mean and then we share our opinions and I read the comments to them (if they can't on their own).  Then I still dread the potential phone calls....hopefully spring break starting today will keep them to a minimum.  What do you all do with
the report card situation?

Happy Thursday,


  1. Wizard of oz has always been a favorite with me. I loved the Skittles Rainbow graphing!! What a great idea!!

    1. And the kids love eating Skittles:-)

  2. I do the colored water mixing thing as part of our properties unit in the fall and it cracks me up that the kids think it is SO AWESOME! I cannot believe that you had a snow delay. I live in western NY and March has historically been VERY snowy and it has been in the 70's the past week.
    Hang in there....Spring is coming!

    Lori @

  3. Yeah, we had 2 hour delay today too. Can't wait for tomorrow to be over so I can start Spring Break!

    Journey of a Substitute Teacher

  4. Sounds like you had a LOT of fun :)

    Grade ONEderful

  5. Enjoy your spring break! I have one more week to go. I loved the 2 hour snow delay we had yesterday. I got to finish my data charts & report cards!!

  6. Love using everything green! Will have to do that next week! We are reading Oz right now! Looks like y'all had a blast!

    Peace, Love, and First Grade