Tuesday, December 20, 2011


First, I would like to start off by saying that I am blessed to be a part of such a loving, dedicated group of teachers!  THANKS Leslie for making a wonderful blog button!  I love it!  If you haven't visited her blog, its a must!

Now, I am one of those teachers who is still stuck in school this week.  I want to scream at the top of my lungs because this first half of the year has been very difficult on me!  Toughest group I have ever had.

My students decorated tiles for their parents this year.  We also made a few Christmas Tree decorations.  So, today we took the time and made these cute reindeer bags to take the presents home in.  The kids loved this.  We also made a calendar for 2012 for their parents.  The kids decorated every page inside of the calendar.

Today we also had Grinch Day in our class.  We all wore green, worked on the Grinch Unit by Mrs.  Jump.  We compared the book to the movie, we drank Grinch Punch, and at the end of the day, the Grinch had came by while the kids were out of the class and left them a note with a green candy cane.  We had a great day doing things we normally don't do.

There are a few "Grinch" items we need to finish in the morning and then we are moving on to begin our short Polar Express Unit.  We also have our class party tomorrow afternoon.  We have a nutrition guideline that we are suppose to go by, but I couldn't help making some things that I found on Pinterst.  I will post pictures tomorrow.  Then on Thursday we will have PJ Day and watch the Polar Express.  

Please wake me when its all over!  I'm ready for a break!


Kelley Cirrito said...

Thanks for following my blog! I have returned the favor! Have a great holiday!

Amy said...

I love the tiles, so cute!

Stacy said...

I am a new follower...and hang in there. I am only on year 2 of teaching (2nd grade, too) but I have a super tough group as well. I feel your pain. I love the idea for the Christmas tiles...we made baskets to wrap up our Native American Unit...DEEE. ZAST. ER. never again. I may try your tile idea. Also, I am adding your button to my blog list of 2nd grade blogs to visit!

Check it out and hang in there!
2nd Grade Paradise

Kelley Cirrito said...

Heather you are a winner of my winter math unit! I will send it to you in the morning! Congrats!

Kelley Cirrito said...

Heather, what is your email? Then I can send you your prize! :)

Courtney Bartlett said...

Hey! I added your new blog button to my blog. I'm sorry it's taken so long. I'm such a bad friend. I love it, by the way!

Swimming into Second

Delighted said...

I love the green candy cane & note. Hadn't seen that before. I'll add that to my list of things I want to do next year. That list seems to be getting bigger and bigger as I blog stalk.

I'm your newest follower. I'm still looking all the things in your archive.

Merry Christmas!!

First Grade Delight

Heather said...

Delighted-Thanks! I found the green candy cane on someone's blog. I've went over and am now following your blog!

Courtney-you're not a bad friend! Just a very busy friend. I hope you have a Merry Christmas!

Kelley-my email is hdawntn@hotmail.com I also put a comment on your page with it earlier today.

Stacy-I added your button to my blog also.