Thursday, February 2, 2012

And I, I Will Survive...

Inservice finished and I survived! 

Once we did the first session and got our rhythm, the other 7 went fine.  The teachers seemed receptive to the very large unit (spanning 2 quarters) and are excited about the new subject matter.  I mean, who wouldn't be excited to teach about and raise live Monarch butterflies?! 
Well, maybe Mottephobics or Entomophobics, but at least the general population would be excited!

Here are a few pics from our session on Milkweed:

In this lesson, the children learn about the growth of a milkweed plant and create their own diagram.
The teachers had a chance to make a sample.

We also introduced them to the lesson on the Milkweed Ecosystem.
This is a cute lesson because each child is given a part of the ecosystem.  They then recreate that item using construction paper and add it to a class mural.

Here I am going over one of the lessons.

One stresser down.  Now, to finalize report cards, create a new math test and review packet, review matter and magnets with the kids and begin the class' AAP(GT) forms for the upcoming screenings. 

Just a regular old week...


  1. Congrats! Glad it went well.


    1. Thanks Tammy! I am glad it went well too. :)