Thursday, June 06, 2013

June in the classroom

If you're a teacher, you know that June is exhausting. It's full of all sorts of fun activities, but it brings with it a whole new level of tired {Fun Day and Beach Day and field trips are fun, but you leave work at the end of the day ready for a good, long nap}. We're now a week into the final month of the school year and I am wiped out. But there are 15 school days left until summer vacation arrives, and in that time we have to keep the students busy, engaged and learning. Oh, and I need to finish assessing them and writing each of their two-page report cards, but let's not talk about that. Let's talk about the fun stuff.

I'm finishing off the year with an ocean/seashore theme, which will culminate with our whole school trip to Witty's Lagoon in the last week of school {check out the link... it's an amazing place}. We've been reading books, studying shells and driftwood and sand dollars, writing about our beach adventures, and doing some pretty awesome artwork. Take a look!

They are constantly picking these up, examing them, listening for the sea... I love it.

We traced our feet and then put them on the beach!

I love how these watercolours turned out

That's today... Off to the Ocean Discovery Centre in Sidney!

We read Mister Seahorse, and then made beautiful tissue paper collage seahorses of our own

Seashore books abound! Stella, Star of the Sea is my favourite.

The boys and I have been forced to do a lot of beach "research"... It's a tough job, but somebody has to do it!

How have you been spending the first week of June?

5 comments:

  1. I can understand the exhausted bit and I only look after one lively 2 year old! However I do envy the beach research bit. Don't think that's quite enough for me to come out of retirement though.Good luck with all those projects.

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  2. I LOVE the idea of painting your toes in the sand! How clever :) I'm sure that had the kids' imaginations going full speed. I'm thinking of you as you finish your school year! My mom works in an elementary school as well and today is their last day with students. Now it's time for all of you to enjoy some much deserved time off! :)

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  4. I think your classroom is magical!

    Marianne called me as soon as the seahorse kit/instructions you so sweetly sent to her, arrived. It meant a lot and I simply told her, that's E for you. :)

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