It has been a looooong week, friends! Time to catch up! First, if you missed by guest blog on the Budding Bloggers Showcase, head on over to Amanda's awesome blog to see it!
I wanted to go to the SC Bloggers get together last weekend, but it just didn't happen! It's been a hectic few weeks, the hubs was in Charleston, and it was smack dab during lunch and nap-time for my toddler. Maybe next time! I am super excited that a Hobby Lobby is opening near Charleston (that's why the hubs was there last weekend)! Hello weekend trips to Charleston!
I really try to "keep it real" on this blog and try not to be a debbie downer, but it's just been a hard couple of weeks! I know sometimes I read blogs and think "Man, their class is perfect!" But, we all know that isn't the case. I have just had a hard time getting in my groove this year, if that makes sense. I have had tons of meetings during planning and after school. I have students who are way, way, way behind a fourth grade level. But I also have some well above a fourth grade level too, which is GREAT but I literally have both ends of the spectrum and there are days I'm at a loss of how I can provide the intensive interventions some need and still excel and advance those high students. We also got a new Reading series AFTER school started and it's just a hot mess! Add in some health issues/not feeling well and you've got another hot mess = ME! Any advice is welcomed!
Okay, I promise I am off my complaining box. Now, moving on to some SCIENCE fun! Our first unit is all about weather, which I have posted several times. We've finished water cycle and clouds and are now talking about weather tools. This week we made some anemometers and took them outside to test!
We also made wind vanes yesterday and tested those too!They are the most reliable, but they work okay most days and the kids enjoy making them. Next week we begin our Weather Log where students act as meteorologists and we go outside and describe the weather, identify clouds, check the wind speed and wind directions, check the temperature, precipitation, and predict the forecast for tomorrow! Fun, fun!