Good evening! I am super excited tonight! I found out that I get Monday off for Veterans Day! Yay! In the past my district always had us doing professional development while the kids were out of school and since I am a veteran, I always felt slightly bitter about working on my holiday lol. But, no bitterness now, I get to stay in bed on Monday! It is especially nice since my husband also has the day off since he's in the Army. It's rare that we are both off at the same time, so we will have to do something special I guess :)
In honor of Veterans Day we will be learning Dr. Jean's Veterans Day song this week. My kids always love it and it is so easy for them to learn! I am thinking we will sing it for the school on Friday morning :) We will also be making poppies of some kind. Last year we tried these, they were super cute, but they took forever! Let me repeat that, forever! We were drowning in cut out poppies for 2 days! We may just go the torn paper route, but I'm still finalizing those plans (shh!).
I made a fun Silent E game last year for my kiddos and I just added it to my TPT store as a freebie. If you're working on cvce words this might be something fun for you to grab :) EDIT TPT is having fits and the link is sporadically not working. If it doesn't work, just try again later or you can grab it on Scribd here too.
Then, since I can never leave well enough alone, I decided to change it for my lower kiddos who are still working on cvc words. They're coming along, but still need a lot of support. I'll try to get that uploaded tomorrow - TPT is giving me fits right now!
Let me share some pictures of the poster we made for Veterans Day - our local Golden Corral asked for posters from kids to decorate the restaurant since they offer a free meal to vets on Veterans Day. This was kind of a last minute thing thrown at us, and we don't have any large construction paper left in the building, so I made do with sheets from a watercolor pad. I think they turned out kind of cute:
First, check out how sweet they looked as they were making their posters:
And here's a sampling of the finished posters:
Edited - we were talking about Veterans Day again today and someone said "puppies" and it finally clicked. When I was talking about "poppies" they misunderstood me! Thus the multitude of dogs on our posters lol!
Finally, here's a bag full of those flat wooden spoons you get with individual ice cream cups. Our cafeteria was getting rid of them and offered them to me. I KNOW there's something cute to be done with them, right? Each little rubber banded pack has about 10 spoons, so there are lots of them! If you have any ideas, please Rustle Up a Response below!