We swam, we ate, we shopped...it's too cold to go in the ocean after all! :)
I am thrilled to have another day off tomorrow!! And guess what? IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!! I will have a few tricks up my sleeve on Facebook, so don't forget to visit there tomorrow.
On to the meat of this post. Let's talk Penguins. We were in DESPERATE need of a new bulletin board outside of our room. That poor wall has been bare since before Christmas break. We had grand plans to put some Polar Bears up there last week, but our little cuties went bananas with the chalk. So what did I do? I went to Pinterest! Our unit for last week was Penguins. So ... I searched "Penguin Craft" and I found this pin:
OMG could that be any cuter? No...it couldn't! Click on the picture or the link above to go to her page and get a template for the penguins. There is not a template for the ear muffs or scarf. In fact, she used ribbon for the scarf. I had this adorable chevron paper in the closet from Michael's and knew it'd be perfect for this. Have I told you how amazing my assistant is? She got all this together and made it with my sweet students. We learned our lesson with the chalk last week, so we used snowflake sequins instead. I bought them who knows when on clearance from Michael's.
This is how our cute bulletin board turned out!
So what else did we do with penguins?
All the goodies in this packet! (And there are a plenty!) There are a lot of great science activities, writing activities, centers and math review activities. (I was doing a lot of assessing for the end of the marking period, so this was great review!)
Don't forget to stop by Facebook tomorrow to see what I'm doing for my birthday. Enjoy your extra day!