Monday, May 25, 2015

This Has Nothing to do With Technology But Everything to do With LIFE!

Georgia Shape

Our school won a Georgia Shape School Physical and Nutrition Grant. We received $3,000 dollars to spend on a garden and have a chef come in and prepare new recipes. The recipes were voted on and will be added to the menu.

My Friend and colleague Kathy Faletto was asked to have her class and one other second grade class plant and maintain a garden. I had the honor of being that other class. 

This is the story of our experience. We planted our seeds into the little pod holders and waited, and waited. My friend Mrs. Faletto's seed were turning into plants. Her husband, who is a horticulturist, came to my room and said that My seedlings might not be getting enough light and were probably not warm enough. I found a lamp and asked the custodian to hang it up where it would shine on the plants, I found an old square of material and put it underneath and on Friday afternoon, when I wouldn't suffer, I cranked my heat up as high as it would go.

This happened almost overnight! Well, over a weekend.
Then came the day for putting the soil in the planters.

On the second day we planted our little seedlings.

We took turns watering.
Then, food appeared. Our students loved their garden and loved caring for their garden.


You can read a post and see the other class involved here.

Georgia Shape School Physical Activity and Nutrition Grants (Click on Link to see original post and if relevant apply for a grant)

Georgia Shape will award grants to public elementary, middle, and high schools to expand and enhance their physical activity and nutrition efforts to improve outcome measures associated with the Georgia School Health and Physical Education Act and nutritional guidelines outlined by the USDA’s Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HKFKA) and other related federal laws.  Schools may apply for funding to address the nutrition requirements OR the nutrition and physical activity requirements of these acts. 

You can read more about it here:

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Day 6 Family Day

Family Day!

We had a small celebration just before Mother's Day. We called it Family Day. The students could invite guests and it could be anybody who could make it. We sang songs and made a small video.

Watch the video here:
Family Day 

We made them gifts. We looked up many ideas on Pinterest. This is the board I made to show the kids.  Family Day Ideas. This is the post that we finally voted on to use their idea.
Our Family Day Gifts came from this post.


We invited them to have some refreshments and watch our video and receive their gifts.
We also played a Kahoot where we used the students Tellagami's to give clues about who they were and the students helped their parents play. It was a very fun time!

I called it Guess the Precious Player Game! I cannot put a link here, but here are their Tellagamis!
Family Day Tellagamis
Each question was "Guess the precious player!" and I uploaded each Tellagami and listed 4 students to choose from. A good time was had by all!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Day 4 Dance Day

Day 4 Dance Day

     Again, the idea to follow through with the ABC Countdown was inspired by my friend Melinda Schoeder. I found a copy of what she was doing in the teacher's lounge and decided to do it. So, I wan tot hank my friend. This day especially helped me take time to remember why it is so much fun to work with those very special humans called children. Everything was so cute. their attitudes, their confidence, their humbleness, their love of fun and their overall adorableness. 
     I hope you take the time to enjoy the following videos. they are really wonderful. I am so glad that I took a day just to enjoy these very special people in my life.