Friday, March 29, 2013

The Week After Spring Break

I was just plain exhausted all week 
after coming back from Spring Break.
I didn't do or get near as much done
as in a normal week, let alone a
holiday week! I am STILL not caught
up on reading blogs, emailing, etc. either!

How many of you still have spring break
coming up? At the end of my post,
I have a free Spring Break Survey for
your students to complete after break!

 My last post was about a new packet
I created for the story
The Easter Bunny's Assistant
by Jan Thomas.

Click here to see the post.


1. We spent a day doing all of the 
activities in this packet.

To start it off I read the story
wearing this awesome hat I found
in a gas station in Beaver, Wyoming
on my way to Las Vegas.

I couldn't believe it! a clearance bin...


If you wouldn't think I was nuts I'd 
say finding the hat was the best part of the trip!

One activity from the packet.

2. Egg Geodes

This is an awesome science experiment 
I read about on Kristen's blog. 

A day in first grade

Check out her blog post here.
She gives very detailed information!
Click here for the actual science site.

The Results!

It is just an amazing, fun experiment! 
The kiddos LOVED it!

3. Graphing jelly beans

Jelly bean experiments

4. Nonstandard Measurement

The first picture is from my
Measure My Life packet.
This was the last activity,
Measure My Teacher.

Please ignore the bottom of my shoes!
The pea gravel on our playground just
tears up dress shoes!

This activity is from Teach with Laughter.
Check it out here!

5. Good Friday/Easter Party

We have an Easter egg hunt every 
year, provided by a couple of people 
in our town.

I have a small party in our room with
treats and the movie, Here Comes Peter Cottontail.

Bunny Hop at the end of the day!

Click the picture or here for an 
after spring break survey!

Random Photo

After the Easter egg hunt this morning, 
I told the kids they could pick out one
piece of candy to eat now and one to eat later. 
The rest was to go into their bags in their lockers.
  It was taking forrreevvvveeeerrr!!
So I told them I was counting down from 10
and any candy left out was MINE!

Never have I seen those guys move so fast!!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Oh wow! Look at all the fun you've had!!! Yay!! Sometimes I think "breaks" are not really breaks at all!!

    Our spring break is coming up in another week so your freebie will be great! Thanks for sharing!

    Love the skunk hat!! Too funny!
    Collaboration Cuties

  2. Hi Kim! I am sure we'll be feeling the same as you once we return back to school! Luckily, our Spring Break has just started! Thanks for sharing the Spring Break will be great when we get back!

    :) Tamra and Sarah
    First Grade Buddies

  3. My break is almost over. I don't think I ever really catch up. The more blogs I read, the more I find to follow. That just puts me even farther behind. Haha

    Adventures in First with Mrs. Key

  4. Ha! I love that last picture! You are a super teacher- I can't believe how much you accomplished this week! You go girl! Spring break started at 4:10 for me, yesterday!!!

    Whoop whoop!

    Learning With Mrs. Leeby

  5. Today is officially my last day of spring break and I am sad! It went by so fast! Thanks for sharing your Spring Break activity. I can't wait to use it next week. I love the skunk hat too. I am your newest follower! Come check out my blog!
    First Grade Funtastic

  6. My Spring Break is coming to an end and it makes me sad as well. However, it looks like you had an awesome week coming back from the break! I love your spring break survey and definitely plan to use it in the classroom next week. Thanks! :)

    Diary of a First Grade Teacher

  7. Wow! It looks like you all had a wonderful week. The egg geodes are SO cool. Even though we have Spring Break this week, I might have to pull this out next week. I have not read the book by Jan Bret, but now, I need to find a copy! :)

    The Brown-Bag Teacher

  8. Kim, Thanks so much for the shout out!! Your geodes came out awesome!! I'm so glad your class loved them!! Thanks for sharing such fun pictures! It looks like you had a blast!

    A Day in First Grade