Soooo.....I joined Weight Watchers tonight. Yep, I actually signed up. I did it years ago & was really successful, so I decided to do it again. I had to do something to make sure I would keep my resolution AND because I just had to. Stepping on the scale made me want to throw up, but I managed to survive! :)
I have to say I didn't love the meeting, but I think I need them. You know, the accountability thing. If I just do online, I have a greater chance of
We are also starting a Biggest Loser club at school, so I figured the two combined is BOUND to be successful :)
Anyhoo, on to school stuff. This week, we are working on measurement. I have to say, I am loving the new Common Core for this area. We no longer have to do weight & capacity, and only focus on ordering lengths and using nonstandard units to measure. Yippee!
To focus on shorter and longer, I had the students choose any one object in the room. They then had to find 5 objects that were shorter, and 5 things that were longer. They loved it! It was a fun scavenger hunt with a purpose :)
Then, we did a simple cut & paste to assess their ability to put objects in order from shortest to longest and longest to shortest.
I think they turned out pretty cute! When it was all said & done, we thought we should have used Honey Comb cereal to make snowflakes, but they're allright as is & the kids really loved it, too.
I've included all of the measurement worksheets into a FREEBIE just for you. Hop on over to my TpT store & grab them if you want :)
We've also been studying penguins and polar bears this week. Well, truth be told. . . we've only gotten to penguins so far. Wow, the first week back is CRAZY!
Anyway, we've been comparing fiction and nonfiction penguin texts & will soon compare penguins and polar bears, too! Today, we made our cute penguins...
The other side of the board is for our Polar Bears. We'll put our comparison Venn Diagram under the whole thing (when I move our spelling words out of the way) so we can see what we've learned!
You can see my original post about Penguins and Polar Bears <HERE>. You can also pick up my pack (including crafts for both animals, some suffix/prefix work, and 'can, have, are' sheets for both animals) at my TpT store <HERE>.
Some of the activities look like this:
So, that's about it for me. Time to settle in for a delicious...ummm...apple? orange? Fruits are free so it looks like those are my two options. Now, if I can just get off my booty & actually walk around the block ...or at least further than my mailbox....I'll be good to go!!
How are your resolutions working out??
Oh, and before I go... I'm getting closer to 300 followers (Yippee!!!) and when I do, I'm planning a giveaway :) Check back soon! Have a HAPPY FRIDAY and an even better weekend. Toodles!