Listening: I love "The Voice" and watching all of the stories and talent that is in the package is truly inspiring.
Loving: My students did a great job on their leaf projects (more to come on that after). But it was cool to see them excited about a project.
Thinking: Having the extra hour today was so therapeutic in my sleeping hours/day ratio as well as getting work done. However it is already getting dark and it's 3:30 pm
Wanting: I am getting married in 7 months and some change. So I am looking for some more time in the gym but man I cannot get up earlier than 5:00 am and by the end of the day I am so exhausted. Someone help!
Needing: It is amazing that even though my team sends home emails daily as to the news and updates of the day. I have yet to receive tissues, clorox wipes, and I want to add expo markers. I cannot afford to be buying these things. Any advise?
A yummy pin:
Now onto the leaf projects. The students selected a leaf from their backyard. Placed it in the middle of a coordinate plane the students made. Then the students plotted 20+ coordinates around the leaf. Here is one final project.
The rest of them are hanging in the hallway I will link another photo because they all came out so great! This was also a great way to spend some class time before the craziness of Halloween and I got some common core standards in there.
What are your go to activities for students when they are too hyper to concentrate?