This past week was a great week with my kiddos. I only had a 4 day week. Actually, I've had a 4 day week for the past two weeks. I don't know why, but short weeks make me feel more exhausted than a long week. I came home EXHAUSTED every day. No motivation to blog and share all of the fun things we did this week. Sorry friends! As soon as I came home, I crashed. Well, I laid on the couch (in between playing with my 2 year old), did all of the nightly routines (you know cook, eat, get the munchkin' ready for bed...), and then was out. I will asleep by 10 every night and still woke up tired. My momma says I need to take some vitamins. She may be right. As I type this right now, I am still so tired. I'm going to blame it on the weather...it's been out and back between 60 and 12 for the last month. I'M READY FOR SPRING!
So, I didn't take a lot of pictures this week. Slacker teacher...sorry. But, I did snap some pictures while we made some weather tools. For the last two weeks in science we have learned all about weather tools. This week, we got to make our own. They loved it. We made a wind sock (not pictured), rain gauge, and a thermometer. Take a look at our homemade weather tools.
Red Food Coloring
Water and Rubbing Alcohol
Pour equal amounts of water and rubbing alcohol into the water bottle. Add a few drops of red food coloring. Place the straw in the bottle but don't let it touch the bottom. Mold the clay around the top. Place your hands at the bottom and watch the liquid come up through the straw as if it is a thermometer. My students thought this was the coolest thing ever! ;-)
Cut the top off of the water bottle. Use a ruler to write measurements with a permanent marker. Fill the bottom with rocks or pebbles. Place the top of the bottle upside down into the rest of the bottle. Place outside and wait for rain. Easy, easy, easy, to make!
Since it's Sunday, I just finished my plans for the week. This week is going to be another fun filled week. We will be using several of my roll and graph activities, learning about severe weather, continuing to write our fictional stories, and learning more and more about fables.
Pray that I get to feeling like myself. I haven't been this tired since I was pregnant (and I am not pregnant).
I hope that everyone has a TERRIFIC week!
Lots of love,