Thursday, January 13, 2011

Projects and Projects

I don't know where this week has gone. It's kind of a blur. It's been busy. Last night I was asleep on the couch at 8 and didn't wake up until 12:45 am when I finally went to bed. I've had a headache for 3 days. It finally feels like it's going away. I've also been quite dizzy-mostly in the mornings. I think I have some sort of inner ear thing going on. This morning I felt horrible so I called for a sub, made lesson plans, took them to school, and planned to stay home. Key word: planned. There was not a single sub available, so I stayed at school and operated children while dizzy with a headache. It was not that much fun. BUT, tomorrow is Friday, and I did get a very nice thank you card (and Starbucks card) from one of my student's parents today, thanking me for all that I do for her child-which is quite a lot as he's a bit of a challenge, but not at all like the gaggle of drama girls I have this year. That kinda made my day. I certainly felt appreciated, and we have made A LOT of progress with this kid's behavior.
Quinn had to make a heritage doll for school. It was due today. Yesterday we put the finishing touches on him. Quinn is Irish, Italian, English, German and Polish. He chose to portray his Italian heritage. So we created a doll in a fine, Italian suit. Oh and Quinn said every Italian has a mustache, so he drew one on.
At school we made these chameleons. Our story in Reading this week is "They Thought They Saw Him," about a chameleon who changes colors to avoid being caught. Our walls are looking mighty plain these days, so we did this project (given to me by Quinn's 2nd grade teacher last school year). I thought the kids would have a really hard time with it, but they did well. This one is mine. I'll post a picture of theirs when I get them hung up. Can you see that it's accordion folded? Here's why...
If you look at it from one direction, you see the blue chameleon.
If you look from the other direction, you see the red chameleon. It changes colors!! The kids were way impressed.
I gathered all of the snowmen the kids made together for a picture-well we are a few short. Some kids took theirs home, and two kids were absent and didn't get to make one, but you get the idea of what they look like together.

Oh, and here are the girls! I was playing with my Hipstamatic app.

Happy Friday tomorrow!!

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