Sunday, June 3, 2012

Last Weeks of School!

It's hard to believe how long it's been since I've posted!  I'm sure we all know how CRAZY the last few weeks of school can be, and on top of that, one of my dear, sweet teammates had a"surprise" surgery and wasn't there the last week!  So, needless to say, it's been BUSY BUSY BUSY!

But now that I have a few moments of down time (rather a few MONTHS now!), I thought I'd finally jump back on to share some fun last week of school "moments" with you all!  Sooo, here are my "top 3" that I thought I could cram into one quick post:

1. In School "Field Trip"!
We were blessed with some extra PTA money that allowed us to bring in a company called "High Touch High Tech".  They did a GREAT rocks lesson-- "Dig It!"  Our kiddos got to "dig" for their rocks, then explore their attributes, sort them, and figure out the different types from a key.  Very fun (for both the class and me, since I got to have a few minutes of "down time" while the scientists were teaching!!)

2. Field Day!!!
I don't know when everyone else has theres, but here in Texas, by the time we have it, it is normally HOT HOT HOT!  Luckily, it was a BEAUTIFUL day, which was such a blessing, considering we had no water activities this year (due to city water restrictions....yes, I do live in Texas!)  We DID have some new, fun inflatable activites, though, and one of my teammates and I even raced up the slide and went down together :)  Fun fun!
very excited before.....
racing up...

going down...
and very disheveled afterwards!  :)

3. Popsicle Possibilities!
After Field Day, we had extra recess, a picnic lunch, and then a sleeeeeepy afternoon!  The class was SO very tired after spending all day in the sun, so we cooled off with a fun science "experiment"-- my Popsicle Possibilities!  We made a prediction of how many licks & bites it would take to eat our popsicles, then got to enjoy them!  Finally, we answered some follow-up questions and got to use our creative skills too!  I love this activity!

So there you have it, my top 3 activities from our last week of school!  I can't believe it's already over.  It truly flew by!


  1. Love the popsicle activity! Great way to end field day! Fortunately for us our field day was on an overcast day so the sun wasn't a big problem. Looks like you all had a great time!


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  2. Love the Popsicle stuff. I bet you all had a fun field day.

  3. Sounds like you have been quite busy!! That sounds like a great in school field trip that you had! The popsicle activity is a wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing!
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