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!