Trying so hard...

... not to count down the days! BUT, when you have only 3 1/2 days until a 2 week vacation, it's hard not to count down!  My kiddos have been pretty well behaved for how close it is to the break (if you ignore the random back-bends my girls were doing during a lesson and the boys crawling under desks because "there was a piece of trash, I promise, Mrs. Lemons!" haha).  In all reality, they have been doing wonderfully compared to years past!  It could be because we've been super busy with little to no down-time!

We made these super cute snowman venn-diagrams that I found HERE.  I just quickly made 3 circles for the kiddos to trace, and they made their own hats/arms.  I'm even more excited that I can leave these up through January!





We have been busy studying contractions.  We make these caterpillars every year, but since contractions fell during the Christmas season, we made Christmas caterpillars!




Hope you all survive this week!!  Keep Calm and Jingle On :)

9 comments:

Kelley Cirrito said...

I think it is totally ok to be counting down! I know I am! I love the caterpillars! I will have to do this in my classroom!

Ms. Rachel said...

those caterpillars are adorable!

Delighted said...

The snowmen are adorable! My firsties loved the caterpillars! I just took mine down today... Dang! I should have added a Santa hat! lol

First Grade Delight
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Runde's Room said...

I saw those Venn diagrams, too! Trying so hard to squeeze them into our time left - we're studying characters in our fiction writing unit right now, so it would be the perfect fit ... when I can find the time! (we still have 9 days left ... but it's 9 very interrupted days).

Jen
Runde's Room

diditeach said...

Love the Santa hats, must try and fit that in.....we have 9 days left but I don't go back until January 9th !!!!!
Thanks for sharing :) Hope the kiddies stay relatively calm for you....

Kristin said...

Those snowmen venn diagrams are AWESOME!!
Random back bends! :)
A Teeny Tiny Teacher

Tracy said...

Love the caterpillars! We are starting contractions after winter break and these will be perfect for my bare walls.

Heather's Heart said...

I LOVE these caterpillars! We start contractions afer Christmas and will do these. If you need a contractions review come check out my snowy contractions *freebie*! I am your newest follower and a Texas teacher too!

Jason Whitaker said...

I don't know which are my favs, the caterpillars or the snowmen. I'm leaning towards the snowmen, but what I know for sure is that these are going to be used in my room some day soon.