Friday, March 16, 2012

Water Cycle Crowns and Donor's Choose Good News!

On Thursday we made these water cycle crowns.  This was one of those "quick-I-found-this-and-we-have-to-do-it" kind of activities.  I found something similar to this in one of my Mailbox Magazine science books but just changed it a smidge.

We used sentence strips to make the crown, wrote "sun's heat, evaporation, condensation, precipitation" around it and used and foam weather stickers that I had left over from last year on each section.

They turned out super cute and we had fun explaining the water cycle with our bracelets and our crowns!

And now for my Donor's Choose good news... I have been completely overwhelmed and amazed at the support my classroom families showed this week when I sent home a letter explaining how Donor's Choose was matching funds this week.  I sent the note home on Monday and, by the time I got home from school on Monday, one of my two projects had already been funded.  The first is for some math computer games from Lakeshore Learning.

Tonight my other project for 2 Nook 8GB Tablets and 2 cases was fully funded as well!  Grandparents, parents, my in-laws, and even one of my students chipped in to help bring the Nooks to my classroom!  I was reminded this week what a wonderful community I teach in and how lucky I am to have such great classroom families!

I can't WAIT to receive the Nooks!  I have grand plans for them and I know my kiddos will be so psyched too!  I wasn't there today, so I will have to wait until Monday to spread the good news to them.


  1. That's so exciting about the Nooks!! I can't wait to hear how you use them!!

    Ms. Rachel’s Room

  2. That's so exciting! Your kids will love the new toys!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

  3. You are definitely blessed!
    The water cycle crowns are cute!

    First Grade Delight

  4. Congrats on Donors Choose! We were granted $$ this year from Target for Field Trips and McDonalds for technology equipment! We're excited too!

    Mrs Johnson’s First Grade

  5. Congrats that's so exciting! and the crowns are too cute.

    First Grade @ Klinger Cafe

  6. That is so cool! And I bet the student who contributed to the project was so proud of being able to help the class out! The water cycle crowns look like lots of fun.

  7. That is SO, SO awesome! I can't wait to hear how you use them in your room. Those crowns are precious!

    Thanks for sharing!

    A Year of Many Firsts

  8. Wow, you are so lucky!!! Congrats. I'm sure you will do GREAT things with them!!

    Marvelous Multiagers!


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