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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day...a little late

It was a busy week before St. Patrick's Day for us.  It was the last week of 3rd quarter, I had my formal observation scheduled, and it was the week before our Spring Break.  And to top things off, I got super sick and lost my voice.  I survived my formal observation and now await for my post conference with my principal when I return.  We had end of quarter assessments to get through as well.  We did have some fun in between assessments and created our Leprechauns.  We are enjoying directed drawings and my students continue to amaze me.  I found a cute Leprechaun Directed Drawing from First Grade Blue Skies.  What makes it more amazing is that Jennifer gave this as a freebie.  So head to her blog to pick up a great activity for your students.

 During my Spring Break I rested and fought off the bad cold and was able to get these ready to be posted up in my classroom tomorrow.  Yes, my break is over today...for those that are just staring your spring break...enjoy and have fun!!


Monday, March 3, 2014

Hina Matsuri...Happy Girls' Day

March 3rd is Girl's Day.  Here in Hawaii we have a melting pot of cultures and celebrate different cultural traditions throughout the year.  Today, we talked about a celebration in honor of girls and families wishes for the girls in their families.  I read 2 great books to my kindergarten students.

Girl's Day with Yuki-Chan by Tokie Ikeda Ching describes Girl's day traditions in Hawaii.

  Girls' Day / Boys' Day by Minako Ishii shows customs and traditions for Girls' Day and Boys' Day through beautiful photographs.  One side is about Girls' Day and flip the book over and it's about Boys' Day.

We created this cute doll for our art project...

I forgot the mochi at home so they will eat it tomorrow.

~ Julie