Happy Friday! Let me tell you, I am worn out. I think have figured out part of my exhaustion issue. Normally I start school mid-August, then September roles around and we get a 3-day weekend. It’s a nice time to catch your breath before the long stretch until Thanksgiving break (we don’t get Columbus Day or a fall break). Well, this year we started after Labor Day and I have not had a break other than weekends. So that’s the reason, I am declaring that is why I AM EXHAUSTED! I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five For Friday. It was a long week, but a great one!
We finished up (for the most part) our green team unit. We did a fun recycling sort with real recyclable products and pictures from food advertisements. The kids enjoyed this. We still our working on our C is for Conservation book, but that will be a work in progress for a little while.
Check out how we also use these pictures in our recycling interactive notebooks.
We went to the worm farm this week, a first grade favorite. We go to a farm called the Blue Belly Worm Farm. Farmer Mark teaches us all about worms. We dig for worms and climb a huge hill of dirt (worm poop). The kids love it. Luckily my son is in first grade (not my class), so I am there for all of his field trips but I don’t have to take a day off. Here is is playing with worms.
And now a shot of him after climbing the dirt pile. Ew!- as I am singing the Jimmy Fallon and Will-I-Am song!
After a fun day at the worm farm, we had our annual worm day. We made worm buddies, a worms in dirt treat, worm measuring and some worm science. Fun stuff!
To read more about worm fun, check out these past blogposts:
I love this time of year. I have an obsession with pumpkin products. Trader Joe’s can be a dangerous place for me because I will buy and try anything with pumpkin in it. I also love going to the pumpkin patch with the family. It’s such a fun time. We always go to this one farm that is about an hour away, but it has a train, corn maze, slide, and so many other fun events.