Take a look at the final result of our class bulletin board for Earth Day! After reading the story and writing about how we can help the earth, I took the students pictures and created this masterpiece of a bulletin board. All my little lorax’s are speaking for the trees and making a pledge to help our planet prosper. Our principal even took some of the students writings and read them over the loud speaker on Earth day. Such a treat!
I’ve been on a spring shoe shopping frenzy. I can’t stop buying flats, espadrilles, sandals, sneakers. I want all of it – even though I definitely did not need a fifth (!!!!) pair of slip on sneaks. Whatever.
My most loved pairs from my recent purchases are these two bad boys:
The sneakers are from F21 and are to. die. for. They’re perfectly studded and super comfy. The light grey color and the sparkle from the studs make these the perfect sneakers for spring/summer. The espadrille flats I got on sale from Target. I really like how they’re not just your typical espadrille flat. The front material is almost like a suede and the contrast with the brown faux-leather stitching is spot on. The stud trend is displayed nicely with a native design – accompanied by springs other huge trend – fringe – on the heel.
This week we..
Measured “gardening tools”
We brainstormed how we can help the Earth.
We read The Lorax..
I got a cupcake!
And started our Lorax bulletin board!
PARCC testing is finally over! Although I don’t have to worry about all that in second grade, it was still killing my creative vibes since we couldn’t display anything in the hallways all month long. Thank goodness that’s done with (at least until May).
For our spring hallway display, I had the kids turn themselves into a garden! They’re learning how to measure with inch rulers in math and they are all obsessed with measuring anything and everything they can get their hands on. It’s pretty awesome. So, I had them measure one another with the inch rulers they made themselves (with color tiles representing about one inch) and then they wrote down their height on a post it. After both partners had been measured, they can to see me and I confirmed (or challenged) their measurements with the yard stick. It was so much fun and really great to see them get so excited about this activity!!
They then drew a self portrait to accompany their string bodies and we turned our display into a garden of growing second graders. We’ve gotten so many compliments!!
Check out our display below. Happy spring!