2014 – 2015 Week 15

Two day week!

Thanksgiving is Thursday, so we are out of school Wednesday – Friday…I give THANKS for that!

These last two days went by in a flash. Our school hosted its annual STEM Safari, which is a two day long event. There are different STEM-related activities each day. It is planned by a committee that I am on, so I am fairly involved in the activities. My biggest responsibility these past two days was hosting Dr. Doug in our Learning Commons and helping classes with a QR Code Scavenger Hunt. Both activities happened at the same time (between 8am – noon each day), so my assistant helped with Dr. Doug and I helped with the Scavenger Hunt. Each event went well, I think…there are always things to tweak for the next time, but there was a lot of learning and students were having a lot of fun…that’s what’s important!

I did have a Kindergarten class on Monday. In honor of Thanksgiving, I read The Ugly Pumpkin by Horowitz.  After reading the book, we talked about our feelings and moods. After checking out a library book, they drew a picture of a squash (or pumpkin or gourd) depicting some mood. Under the picture, they had to write what the squash was feeling. We had, “I am the happy squash,” “I am the tired squash,” and “I am the hungry squash”…along with a lot of other cute squash. They did a great job.

On Tuesday, the Related Arts teachers worked together to do Team Building exercises with classes, so we did not see our class that day – we saw them all! I helped with a lego activity. There was also an activity in the gym where kids had to try to make it across the gym using materials like a hula hoop, rope, etc. There was some great team work going on!

That was my short school week! Now, I’m looking forward to the rest of the week to watch parades, rest and EAT! What are your Thanksgiving plans?

Gobble, Gobble!



About Valerie Byrd Fort

I live in South Carolina. I am passionate about libraries, books, and reading. I am also a mom. This is my blog about those things.
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