Saturday, February 9, 2013

How Do I Squeeze in Mardi Gras?

I can't believe how much is going on this week!  Besides digging out from 2 feet of snow, we are facing   a week filled with activity!  Tomorrow is the beginning of Chinese New Year.  Tuesday is Mardi Gras.  Thursday will be Day 100 as well as as Valentine's Day.  Plus, next Monday is President's Day.  I have a Professional Day and a Personal Day coming up this week, so that means 2 days of Sub Plans.  How do I squeeze it all in?

Well, for one, I thought I'd squeeze a little Mardi Gras and Valentine's Day into math time with THESE math problems.

Since I'm going to be out on Tuesday, this is the perfect activity for the children to do that day.

But first, I'll read them a book on Mardi Gras and let them make some masks on Monday.  (That way, the math problems will make a whole lot more sense on Tuesday!)

          

How do you manage to squeeze in the fun stuff this busy time of year?

4 comments:

  1. I didn't know about Mardi Gras. The first week of February was 100th day and Superbowl, last week we celebrated Abe's birthday (we have Monday off), and Chinese New Year. Next week celebrating Valentines, and the following week we are celebrating President's Day and Black History month. Honestly - with the end of the trimester last Friday, we were wrapping up the different units the past couple of weeks and I just haven't started another Science or S.S. unit yet. We tackle projects for the holidays during that time.

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    1. Emily,

      It's amazing how the shortest month of the year is so full! I know I can't do it all, so I'm not doing anything for Chinese New Year or Black History Month. (I figure I did a lot on Martin Luther King and George Washington Carver... and I'm sure it will come up again.) I hate that I can't "do it all", but I live in the real world!

      Sally

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  2. For those of us in Louisiana, it's more difficult to get all those celebrations in because we have a holiday Monday-Wednesday for Mardi Gras! I'm the only teacher in my school who celebrates Chinese New Year so I've tactfully made sure it ties into my curriculum. It's years like this one when all of them fall in the same week that makes getting something done to celebrate them hard. Makes keeping the attention of the students even more difficult!

    Ms. Julie aka Southern Teacher
    southernteacherwbt.blogspot.com

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    1. Wow, I'll bet it's impossible to get much done in Louisiana around Mardi Gras time! (It's on my bucket list to visit New Orleans someday for Mardi Gras!) I'm sure I'll at least mention Chinese New Year and maybe find China on the map, but I'm working on squeezing in reading, writing and math, too!

      Sally

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