It's FRIDAY!!!! WHOO HOO!!!! I *think* that last night my husband suggested we go to our favorite favorite restaurant tonight... but I was super tired and have been excitedly second guessing myself about it all day. Could I really dream up a conversation about Chinn Chinn's in my head? The answer is yes.
If you are from the SW Michigan area you MUST go to Chinn Chinn's. It is modern Asian food that is super delicious. Just don't go tonight, please, because it usually has a long wait to get in and I don't want any more people ahead of us than what there would normally be. Take I-94 to Mattawan... it's AMAZING!!!! I'm so hoping he really did say that!
On to the topic of school. It has been an exhausting week. Why is subtraction with regrouping so painful at times?! Yesterday they all understood it and today it was like I was showing them something from another planet! So, you know what my 2nd graders will be doing again next week... and what I'll be working on this weekend!
We've been working REALLY hard on identifying main ideas and details. I have this amazing set of science readers that I received from Donor's Choose that have been a huge part of helping my students understand main ideas and details.
This week, we read Busy, Buzzy Bees by Allan Fowler. After making loads of thinking maps to show main ideas and details, my kiddos were super interested in more bee information.
We watched a bee Magic School Bus, read some other bee books, created a bees can-have-are chart, did some informational writing about bees, and (just because I love craftivities) we made some super cute bees out of paper plates, paint, googley eyes, waxed paper, and pipe cleaner stingers!
Check out what we did!
We were busy, buzzy bees ourselves! Enjoy the weekend... I know I will!
All of my Valentine items are still on sale at my Teacher's Notebook Shop if you're looking for anything for Tuesday! :)
Last, I recently put up a Donor's Choose for a portable, interactive tablet type of device. I have one that belongs to my school, but I really wanted one of my own. It was funded today!!!! Thanks, friend, for funding it for me! :)