Caffeine Overload!

Is it weird that I have an ice-chest full of caffeine in my classroom?  It's been one of those weeks, if ya know what I mean!  The big kids have been testing (bless their hearts... students and teachers) and we've been a little confined in our classrooms.  My team decided to host a little snack party for the teachers, and I still have lots of Coke left in my room.  Things *may* be getting out of control when it comes my caffeine intake at this point.  Not to mention I "gave up" sodas a couple of weeks ago.  You can see that obviously went over well ;)  I also have a healthy drink thrown in the mix that has yet to be consumed, ha!
We have definitely been busy when it comes to Poetry.  Today, we made frogs from my Frogs and Butterflies unit and wrote Haikus about them.  This was no easy task, I'll tell you that much!  After several tries, we finally produced Haikus that followed the syllable rules :)  "Mrs. Lemons, if we say it fast can we make the word one syllable instead of two??"  hahahaha

Yesterday we wrote Cinquain Poems about sharks.  I've done this for several years because my students just love this activity.  It's one that never gets old!  You can grab that for FREE here!
 My kiddos also wrote cinquain poems of their choice.  We put them all onto one large chart to display in the classroom :)
 My kiddos LOVE reading each other's writing!

 And, you can't leave out Acrostic Poems!

 This is my favorite!
 We've been quite the busy ones in math as well.  We made these Area flapbooks...

 And Perimeter Cones!  You can grab that HERE!
 We also found the area and perimeter of the shapes that my teammate taped up on our wall.  This was definitely a favorite!
 And we made Perimeter Flapbooks.  One can never make too many flapbooks!  You can get that HERE!
 Now we all just need a LONG nap to recover from all this learning!!!


Kristin said...

Loved looking at all of your pics!
Just signed the petition, too! :)

Courtney B said...

Wow! I'm impressed by the poetry. Looks like so much fun!

Jeanne said...

Signed the petition and sent the letters! Praying this will help!

Little Schoolhouse on the Prairie said...
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Little Schoolhouse on the Prairie said...

Love, love, love the poetry! I signed the petition and emails are sent. :) I hope this helps because you have been so much help for me as a 2nd grade teacher.

Leah Grasty said...

Love all your activities! My favorite from this post is the tape on the wall -- we'll be doing that next week! And the petition has been signed.

Grasty's 2nd Grade Goodies

C Hath said...

I signed the petition! :) I love your cooler of coke too!! I too need a coke every day around 11:45ish. I can't figure out how to get rid of the habit!! I hope that Joelle's friends come home soon!!!

Mrs. 3rd Grade 

Jennifer White said...

I am signing now =) Love all your pictures!
First Grade Blue Skies

Shelly said...

It has been a LONG week with state testing. Love your poetry ideas and they are perfect for poetry month! I also signed the petition and sent the letters. Thanks, as always, for sharing your great ideas.