Sunday, May 19, 2013

Anacondas, and Anteaters, and Monkeys! Oh my!

Well, our rainforest animal project was a complete success!  See 'Rainforest Fun' post for more details. It's so amazing what these kids can come up with when given a little room to be creative.  My students did a wonderful job with their oral presentations and I did everything I could to make it a positive experience for them so that they could start to see public speaking as a fun challenge.  I was so proud of all of them for having the guts to get up and present in a formal way.  I can't show you any of their great speeches, but I can show you their projects, so here it goes!

Green Anaconda- Over 30 feet long!

Giant Anteater- It's amazing what some styrofoam and felt can do!

Orangutan! Clearly mom helped, but super creative nonetheless!

Tarantula- Realistic enough to creep me out!

 Toucan, Capuchin Monkey, Caiman, and Sock Gorilla (I'm just tickled about this one!)

I am a little depressed because some lucky teacher on facebook announced that her last day was Friday.  I still have 3 full weeks left!  Aaack!  But, we've got lots of fun stuff planned for the last few weeks, so hopefully it flies by.  If you are one of the lucky ones who are already finished, quit rubbing it in our faces already! :)

Monday, May 6, 2013

It's Teacher Appreciation Week!

Hey, all my wonderful blog followers!  Just wanted to stop in really quickly to let you know that I will be participating in the Teacher's Appreciation Sale on Tuesday, May 7th and Wednesday, May 8th of this week.  I'm putting EVERYTHING in my shop at 20% off and you can use the special TPT code to get another 10% off those prices, amounting to a whopping grand total of 28% off all your goodies!  Now's the perfect time to clear out that wishlist.  At least, I know that's what I'll be doing! :)  I hope you have a wonderful week and thank you for all you do.