I love that there is a twist for random acts of kindness added as well.One of my made its goes along with kindness, adding cheer to our school, and being festive.
I swam in pool of tulle this weekend, all with the goal to unite my team. We will be having our first ugly Christmas sweater day on the last day of school before winter break (12/20). Everyone has been encouraged to dress festive in an effort to have fun as a school. It did not take much to convince me and I decided I was going to go out with a bang.
While talking with a teammate, we decided a grade level theme would be best. We are dressing up as Whoville folks and I will be donning some Grinch attire, including a green wig and bright lime green sweater (I still need to sew) with Max the dog attaches. Well, as if having a theme wasn't enough I decided I wanted to dress up in a tutu. So this weekend I made tutus for all 7 of us. Check them out...
|Grinch colors, with Grinch ribbon|
|Lots of tulle!|
|Cindy Lou Who's tutu - she is a Ohio fan, so I went with red and white.|
I recently made a banner for my classroom and finally got around to hanging it. Some of my girls were so excited about the change in season and I know they will smile when they see it up. This week we will work on the writing portion of our banner.
|It says, "I'm dreaming of a...."|
This is the part we will be making to make a display for the hallway...
Our school recently bought some student electronic voting systems to go with our mimio boards. We have 2 mimio votes for the school and are sharing them. For now, it is relatively new, so I am getting in as much time as possible with the system before it becomes a hot commodity and cannot ever borrow it. We are hoping to find the funds for more systems. Oh, it would be awesome to have one of these in my room all of the time! The data collection would do wonders for formative assessments.
I worked on a review of fractions and foundation skills. The kids had so much fun practicing with the voters. They proved their answers on their white boards while they waited for their peers to answer the questions.
|They loved the chocolate chip cookie fractions by Zip-a- Dee-Doo Dah designs.|
I really think the message that Tara added to the Monday Made it post about random acts of kindness is important. We need to make tiny efforts to be extra kind to each those we share the world with.
I plan to make leave some random treats/notes for my co-workers as surprises in their mailboxes. I will get my students to join in the fun too, by making class gift bags for others in our school. I figure bags with some school supplies and fun pencils will add a little joy to the lives of the students in our school.
What random acts are you planning? What have you made recently?