Is it Friday yet?!

This week has been a TOTAL killer.  We've had state assessments for 3rd-6th grades all week which meant 2 days with no conference time, and I had to test a small group of 4th graders.  Let me just tell you how hard it is to go from a completely silent (and utterly boring) testing room back to a room full of 2nd graders!  I must say that it's probably 100 times harder on testing grade levels, so I am more than thankful that I teach 2nd grade!  PTL those days are over for the year, and it's all back to normal- well as normal as it's going to get for only having some 20-odd days left of school!

Since this 6 weeks will be cut short for end of the year events, I am working like CRAZY to get all my grades in soon.  I know that within the next week it will be like pulling teeth and nails to get my kiddos to turn in quality work.  So, I'm trying to get that all taken care of by next Friday, which means I'm in a whirlwind of grading papers and doing some not-so-fun activities right now!

In the mix of all the craziness, we did manage to do one fun activity today.  I had the kiddos brainstorm 8 adverbs to put around their sun, then they chose 2 to write into sentences.  I'm super sorry, but I don't have templates to share for this... it's been in my files for years, and am not sure who I got it from!  It would be SOOOO simple to recreate, though!

OHHHHH... and look what came in the mail this week!!!  I ordered a bunch of construction paper so that I would have my own classroom and home supply.  I feel bad using so much of the school's construction paper, so I just decided to take the plunge and order my own :)  

This is only half of what I ordered... the rest is at school-YAY!


Anonymous said...

This sounds exactly like my day (and week). So nice to know that I'm not out here all alone!

LYNDSEY said...

Those adverb suns are ADORABLE! I should order my own paper as well. We are almost completely out of all of the fun, springy colors. Your measurement pack looks GREAT. Oh, how I love you so!

I'm wishing you a fast Friday too! Thanks for always sharing your ideas. You rock, sister!

A Year of Many Firsts

FirstGradeBlueSkies (Jennifer) said...

Love the suns!
(IT'S ALMOST Friday!!)
First Grade Blue SKies

April Walker said...

The suns are super cute. I liked your tree, too. Do you hand draw your craft templates or do you make them on the PC with something?

amy.lemons said...

April... I do a little of both, just kinda depends on what I'm making. I do the templates on Power point if they only need shapes to make them :)

Amy said...

Love this idea! And the alphabet activity in the background looks awesome. It looks like a student created alphabet chart. Can I ask what it is? I'm going from 1st to 2nd next year and I'm looking for as many ideas as possible! :)

Krazy About Kiddos

Doodle Bugs Paper said...

whooo hoooo!! tomorrow is FRIDAY! praise the Lord!

If you have a Sam's Club close by- they usually have a huge pack of multicolored contstruction paper that is a great deal. I usually buy a few packs at the beginning of the school year.

Doodle Bugs Teaching
Doodle Bugs Paper

Jaycee Weaver and Lohren Nolan said...

I love the suns and your measurement unit looks to cute!

Lohren Nolan

Sandra said...

I love that paper! Where did you order it from? I love the bright colors!
P.S. I love your new blog look! So pretty!!
❤ Sandra
Sweet Times in First

Sprinkle Teaching Magic (Sheila) said...

Sounds like a whirl wind of craziness and you need a relaxing weekend! Cute suns! Very cheery for spring and summer around the corner. Woot! WooT!


Sprinkle Teaching Magic

Miss DeCarbo said...

Your measuring unit looks fantastic! We've been using your Earth Day Craftivity packet all week and we're having so much fun!! My kids actually know you by name I think. One of them told me today "This is another Amy Lemons page!!" Haha I about died laughing it was too stinking cute. :)

Second Grade Sugar and Spice

Miss J said...

What an adorable adverb activity!!

Miss J

Smiles, Crayons, and Endless Stories

Heather said...

I can't wait until CA stops testing in second grade. It's so unfair to young children. It's great your state already knows that!

Cute sun activity!

Amy said...

Hey Amy! Yay for Friday!!! Thanks for always posting so many cute things for me to copy cat you :)

I featured you in my Fun Friday Finds today (TWICE actually)... so would you check it out and let me know what you think?

Have a WONDERFUL weekend!!

~Amy Darley

Mrs. Rios said...


I am so envious that your state does not test 2nd graders. I am in CA. It is sooo stressful.

Have a great weekend.


Anonymous said...

I love how you use string or yarn from wall to wall to hang work. I was wondering how you hold it up? Do you just staple yarn on wall? Thanks! Great idea!