Saturday, January 14, 2012

Breaking the Rules {Check out my freebie!}

I know I'm breaking the rules! I'm not supposed to blog in two days but rules were made to be broken. Gasp! I know coming from a teacher. I'm so living on the edge. I wanted to show you the pattern snowflakes we made this week inspired by The First Grade Parade.

I also wanted to share this Water Cycle poem with you. I don't know where I got the poem from and neither do a bunch of other teachers because I googled it. I'm sure you've heard it before but I just wanted to make a cute copy for my students Pirate Poetry notebooks. The song is sung to She'll Be Coming Around the Mountain.

Water travels in a cycle, yes it does!
(Use pointer finger to draw a circle in the air.) 

Water travels in a cycle, yes it does!
(Keep drawing a circle.) 

It goes up as evaporation,
(Raise arms with palms up.) 

Forms cloud of condensation,
(Bring hands together to shape a cloud.) 

Then comes down as precipitation,
(Slowly sprinkle your fingers and hands down like rain.) 
                               Yes it does!

Hope you are having a wonderful 3 day weekend because of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I have Monday off for MLK day and then the children only come to school 3 days next week. We have a teacher workday on Friday because report cards come out the following week. I will only be with my kids 2 days this week because I'm going to a district reading coach meeting with my reading coach as temporary duty day! Yeah! I'm so excited but a little sad to leave my students behind. I've already set up a sub but still need to make those pesky lesson plans. Friday I plan on de-cluttering a lot of my room on my teacher workday because we actually have to work. Most of the time if we have report cards done we are not require to come into work. We have to come into work on Friday though but at least we get an hour and a half break for lunch. Thanks for being followers! Stay cozy and warm my friends!


  1. Hey Jess,
    Snowflakes are A. DOR. ABLE!!! I also super love the song....I teach my kiddos alot of math songs...they seem to remember things better with songs:) Will be using this one:)

    4th Grade Frolics

    1. Thanks so much for checking it out! The snowflakes were so much fun to make. I think they will become a regular every year in my class!

  2. Thanks for sharing! I won't tell anyone about the little rule you broke! ;)

  3. I did this song with my kiddos too!! I even have a video posted with them singing it :)
    check it out

    and p.s...yes..most days I am SOOO thankful for beach days in January! :)