Books, Mini Me, and Some Slime!

What a week! It's been all about test prep, but we had some fun, too! Next week we test Monday-Thursday. It's a long week for my third graders who have never taken a standardized test. I know they are well prepared and I'm confident they will do fine. (keeping my fingers crossed just in case! lol!)

I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs to share what's been happening in room 851 this week!

#1: I got mail! I won a giveaway from Ideas by Jivey and this week I received my prize...BOOKS! Nothing could be better! I was happy to add Cinderella Smith to my library since it's  illustrated by Diane Goode, my cousin.

#2: Our 1st grade book buddies visited us on Friday and gave the kids a little surprise for testing. Aren't these cute?

#3: We are studying the regions of the United States. Instead of just reading through the social studies book, I decided to jigsaw the chapter. I divided the kids into 5 groups and assigned each a region. That had to read and highlight the information and now they are working on creating a poster. We will work on these this week and the groups will present to the class later next week. This will be something fun to work on after testing, too.

#4: I want to give a little shout out to Crystal at The Library Fox. She has a fun little blog and she makes some cute clip art. She created this adorable Mini Me of ME! (LOL!) 

She will make one for you, too. Email her a picture and some info about yourself and pretty soon you will be clip art! How fun is this??

#5: I saved the best for last! My hubby (aka Tony Robbins) conducted his usual quarterly math challenge...a student from each winning class would get to slime a (willing) teacher of their choice...well...guess what? I got picked! Friday was the big day. I have to admit it was pretty fun. Myself, along with 3 other teachers including Tony  hubby got it! Hubby mixed the slime from water, flour, baby shampoo, and gelatin. It was very thick and stuck to us like glue! I hope this motivates the kids to meet this quarter's ultimate challenge...the winning class will slime my principal! (She is a great sport!) 

Look like fun?? I'm still picking green stuff out of my hair! Anything for the kids!

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  1. Okay I'm impressed. I did pie in the face, but slime is another thing all together!

    Good luck this week!

    Suntans and Lesson Plans

  2. You're a champion! That's a great tradition- don't know if I'd handle being slimed though :)


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