I had a little mishap when I opened my classroom door on Thursday. Apparently over the break we had some upgrades to the electrical system. The work crews came into our classrooms and moved everything out of the way to access the outlets. Well they decided not to put anything back!!
My classroom was a mess and looked like my first day back in the summer! I was so upset and in tears as I had 15 minutes before the kids came into the class!!
I called the office and they sent down the janitor to help me move my desk back into place. I was totally stressed out and to top it all off, I had a new student waiting at the door with her mother!
I finally just let the kids in and told them to read on the carpet while I cleaned up the mess. I ended up just shoving everything in the corner until the end of the day!! My kids were so good and just happy to see each other and talk about their vacation.
After the morning fiasco, things calmed down and we shared what we did over our vacations.
I brought the kids a little treat from Arizona and they were really excited about it!
We just finished learning about the desert and I told them I would bring something back for them.
I also brought this.
It has a little noise maker inside and it was so cute as I read it and showed it to the kids. They were wide eyed and totally fell for it. I had one of my cuties come up and open it. He jumped when it made the rattling sound and all the other kids rushed forward to make sure he was okay! They all got a good laugh when I explained what it was.
Since it is January and it is cold here I decided to do a fun little Wintery activity with my students. Since they love jokes so much and really enjoyed my Halloween Riddle activity I created one for Winter.
There is a center activity with lots of fun Snowman jokes, a book and a snowman craft.
We made our Snowmen on Friday and they turned out so cute!
I made a really cute bulletin board with all of their creations.
The kids loved them and they all wanted to take it home. The boys went crazy for the mustaches, but some of the girls didn't want a mustache. So I told them they could make a pink mustache.
I wished that I had some google eyes to make them even more silly, but I was all out.
These were really easy to make and I'm sure you could create your own pattern as well.
You can pick up this pack in my TpT store if you are interested. But I will give away 3 to my fabulous followers. Just leave me a comment with your email and I will pick 3 random numbers on Sunday evening.
If you started back this week I hope it was a good one. If you don't go back until Monday enjoy your last few days.