Thursday, April 2, 2015

Spring Break

Oh my word!  Does Spring Break totally refresh and rejuvenate you like it does me?!?  This has been such a wonderful week.  I hate to see it going by so quickly!  It has been filled with nothing but fun and relaxation!  We had an egg drop at our church this week.  We dropped 20,000 eggs out of a helicopter.  My kids loved that!!!

We have had beautiful weather that has allowed for endless hours of playing outside, riding bikes, and enjoying sweet treats in shorts and T Shirts!

I have also enjoyed a little extra time to get some school work done.  Heather and I are embarking on a very new and exciting adventure next year.  I am sure you will be hearing lots about it in the upcoming months.  But I needed some new baskets, so my kids and I had a fun excursion driving from store to store looking for these cute green baskets.  After visiting 5 different stores, I think I finally have enough.  You may remember my blue baskets from my post here.  Next year I am going to have 2 classes.  A blue class and a green class.  So naturally, with adding another class full of kids, I need some baskets! :-)

But the one thing that Spring Break does for me is make me LONG for summer break.  How about you!?!  We officially have 47 school days remaining and 70 days left until Summer Break and I can't wait!!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Spring is in the Air!!!

Spring may just be my most favorite time of the year!!!  Especially with the extra long winter that we have had this year, it is a welcome sight in my eyes.  Since summer in North Carolina can be a little rough, Spring is just the best time.  Warm temperatures, abundant sunshine, Carolina Blue skies, and no HUMIDITY!!!  Perfection, if you ask me.

One of the things that I love to do most with my class is garden.  Typically, I begin planting with my kids in late January and early February.  But considering this winter has been horrible and just last weekend it was 24 degrees, gardening has been delayed!

I think now that our freeze warnings are behind us, it's time to get our hands dirty!!!  A local nursery donated brand new dirt for us and we shoveled it in this week.

I am excited to get my kids out there in those beds and begin planting.  We will be partnering with our PTO this year as an economics lesson.  My students will be growing, harvesting, and then on Fridays selling their plants at our school's Farmer's Market!  All the money earned will be donated back to our PTO.  I am so excited to get started!

First up this week is one of my favorite activities from a fellow NC blogger.  Rachel Lamb, also known as The Tattooed Teacher, has made a really cute little gardening activity that I highly recommend.  I always begin my gardening with this cute activity.  Be sure to check it out!!