Sunday, March 20, 2016

Kid Quotes of the Week

This kiddo is wondering the same thing I do. Everyday.  All.  Day.  Long..... "Where did I put my pen/pencil/pointer/brain!"

"That's the miracle about pencils!  Whenever they roll off your desk, you can NEVER find them!" Blake ~ Perplexed by Pencils

Friday, March 18, 2016

Leprechaun Traps

Have you ever set a leprechaun trap? This was the first time I've had my students build leprechaun traps.  It was a great STEM project!  I had my class draw a "blueprint" for their trap and write the directions they thought they would follow to build their trap and then they went home....

They each did a FANTASTIC job ~ or their parents really did :)  We looked on Pinterest as a class to give them some ideas before they started drawing their blueprints.  You can find some great ideas at Moms and Munchkins. Everyone took turns explaining how their trap was going to catch a leprechaun. Then we set them up all around the classroom at the end of the school day and crossed our fingers that we might catch a leprechaun!  The kids had so many things they were going to wish for if they caught the little guy.....

NO LUCK! The kids were bummed that no one caught a leprechaun. But they enjoyed the "bag of gold" our leprechaun left.

And then they had to clean up the mess our mischievous leprechaun left for us.....

In the end, it was a great day and a wonderful project that allowed parents to get involved. It's definitely a keeper and maybe, just maybe, we might catch that sneaky leprechaun next year.....

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Kid Quote of the Week

One of the best experiences as a teacher is when kids are excited about learning and have the confidence to let everyone know about it.....

"I love math!  Math is my jam!" Andrew ~ 1st Grade Rockstar Mathematician

I hope all students can find their "jam."