This week was a bit better. We only had one PARCC test to take. I am glad it is Friday! Happy Five for Friday.
To make this, I picked some of the favorite series my students had been reading in our classroom. I then made individual signs with the books for the hallway. I also printed student brackets on Print Your Brackets. This site let me customize everything. I also found a posting on TPT that had the mini posters showing the games.
My students were very excited to complete their brackets. Our first game was an upset - Flat Stanley vs. Who Would Win? I thought that Who Would Win? would win in a landslide. It came down to a vote of 12-11 with Flat Stanley on top. Who would have thought that my students would surprise me so much!
Fun Friday - Our focus was Helen Keller today in honor of Woman's History Month. One activity we tried was using our sense of smell. I prepared 4 bags with different items that they had to smell while blindfolded and guess what they were. Students then wrote down their guesses and took a picture. I chose a lemon, cinnamon, popcorn, and an orange. We had popcorn to celebrate our guesses.
With paperwork galore, crazy students, testing, etc., I have needed something that relaxes me. With that in mind, I binged watched Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. The show was strange (an understatement). After a couple of episodes, I really got into it. I had many great laughs from it. I highly recommend it if your brain needs a complete break!
I felt the creativity bug at home (once again from Pinterest - While I am feeling creative, I still can't come up with any ideas of my own.) On St. Patrick's Day I made this cute wall decoration.
To make this, I cute out a shamrock shape, glued it on the rainbow, and added different buttons all over. I found that layering the buttons gave it the best look. It makes me happy.