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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Spring Is In The Air!

Well, spring is almost in the air.  It depends on the day around here.  We are expecting snow showers tomorrow - at least that's what they say today!  I feel as though it's been cold for years.  I am definitely a warm weather person!  I love hot, muggy summer nights.  Throw in a thunderstorm and I'm just about as happy as I can be!

We've been busy here in 2nd grade as we've begun to tackle fractions.  What was once a hard concept for me is much easier for them.  They love it!  Of course, I don't remember ever having the hands on options that they have.  It would have been a lot nicer and way more fun!  We've used a few of my previous creations to guide us through it! 
We haven't had the chance to break out the fraction flower garden that's featured in the bundles, but my kids last year just loved making them and they were adorable to hang on the bulletin board in the hall as an intro to spring.  We practiced drawing some of our fractions today.  They get really into understanding what the numerator and denominators are - numerators to the north!  
We've also been pushing forward with our recycling unit.  We did it a little early this year, but I don't mind because we'll actually have a lot of activities we can focus on around Earth Day!  I'd love to introduce them to some of the great causes that I personally support.  I'm saving a lot of boxes and things around my house just to have enough to use as a craft.  I'm also working towards my personal Earth Day goal this year of giving up my K-Cups!  I am embarrassed that I even own and use it, but I've vowed to finish using the cups I have and never buy again. 

Now, if I could just get a handle on my graduate courses and get back to creating, that would be amazing!  Of course, shopping for outfits for this summers TPT conference doesn't help either!

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