Today was our LAST FULL DAY! We started our under the sea themed party with some easy, hands on, ocean themed centers. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Part of the reason for this post is because I want to save these ideas to recreate the same centers next year since they were so engaging and fun! ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Students made ocean slime with me. We used big, clear, plastic containers that were fantastic since it contained the mess and made for VERY easy clean up! Highly recommend! Students also played with shaving cream, did a directed drawing to draw Nemo, then used clay to make sculptures of sea animals!
I’m down to one and a half days of school left! Today is camping day where students worked so hard and for a very long time on their solar cookers. It gave me time to pack a few boxes in my room 👏🏼 We brought the solar cookers outside and the chocolate began melting immediately! I think they could have put the s’mores on a paper plate and it would have been successful in this Florida heat 😂 But I will report back in an hour with how they are looking!
Things have been a little slow on my Instagram lately because I’ve been growing a human! Can’t wait for Baby Cottone in October! 🤗
March attendance is off to a great start with 100% of the class present today! ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ I need them present everyday since we only 14 school days in March! Only 14! We have spring break and two other days off 😱 Makes me nervous with state testing April 2nd!
One of our class leadership roles is the kindness spy. This morning our kindness spy not only looked for kindness but also spread kindness across our classroom! She asked if she could leave nice notes like I do 🥰
Glow in the Dark Day was so much fun yesterday. It’s crazy how much black lights and highlights boost student’s engagement! I’m also thankful for awesome coworkers who let me borrow their black lights! This room transformation cost $0! #winwin
Starting Valentine’s Day with love notes to all my kiddos. Excited to make feel extra special and loved today! ❤️
Improving these student’s reading fluency was the goal. So I had them select books they wanted to read, practice reading with expression, accuracy, and at an appropriate rate over and over. Then they filmed themselves doing a read aloud. It was the cutest thing to watch! They took this mission VERY seriously! Their fluency has also improved 👏🏼