Seriously! We just had a long weekend, and now I'm needing another one! I sure did enjoy that extra day last weekend, and I managed to have some fun and get some work done! But I somehow made it to Friday, so I'm celebrating with a Five for Friday!
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It became a week about bats. That really wasn't what I had planned, but it happened. It all started with this book:
Don't you just love Gail Gibbons? She presents non-fiction in such a way that children understand it and enjoy it. Well, she inspired my kids with her Bats story!
I'm so happy with the way this art project turned out! It was a good experience for the kiddos, and they look really great hanging in my hallway!
We've been watching our class tree, and it's been changing fast! I wish I could have captured the beautiful colors we see from our class window, but it just wasn't at its best on a cloudy day.
Here is a progression of the changes we've seen:
This is why I love living in New Hampshire!
One of the many things I love about my job is watching the friendships and social patterns develop. After a couple of months, the little ones are really coming out of their shell and getting to know each other. It's such a delight to see little guys who barely spoke those first few weeks laughing and chatting with classmates they didn't even know earlier in the year!
Yes, now that they're more comfortable with each other, the chatting is non stop! I've been even more tired by the end of the day than I usually am!
But we'll work it out. I've got a lot of tricks up my sleeve to get them to get their work done... including a Halloween party in the works to dangle like a carrot!
Have a wonderful weekend, and rest up! The next couple of weeks are going to be jam packed with energy and excitement... and perhaps a little bribery!