Sunday, December 18, 2011

Currently December

This weekend has been filled with last minute Christmas shopping and getting prepared for festive activities next week with the kiddos.  We still have a week left (well, 3.5 days...) so I still have to figure out something for them to do that is engaging, but no new information because let's face it, at this point, their brains are not able to retain anything this close to Christmas.  Monday and Tuesday are the math benchmark, on Wednesday we are building Gingerbread houses, and then on Thursday we are going to watch a festive movie and let the merriment commence! This all sounds so educational, doesn't it??

On the plus side, we are having a "festivus" competition next week and I made a festive hat for Monday. It was a party hat from the dollar store that got converted into a tree. Thank goodness for hot glue guns, green feather boas, and sparkly pom-poms.  I'm going to dominate this competition!

Mmmhmm, that's right. You're going down 5th graders...

Heather Farley over at Oh' Boy 4th Grade is having a linky party. Link up if you want to join in the festivities! 



  1. if it makes you feel any better, we have 2 more days :)
    and I LOVE Runde's Room - she's so inspiring with her art that she always shows...
    Jen Ross
    The Teachers’ Cauldron

  2. I'm a new follower - come check out my blog - we're twins! ;)

    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

  3. I just found your blog and I'm your newest follower :)

    After reading quite a few Currently's I can safely say that we are all in need of a good cleaning lady! I think we can get a group deal :)

    Happy Holidays!

    ❤ Mor Zrihen ❤
    A Teacher's Treasure

  4. We always have a Festivus party at our house each year! It's great fun! The festivus ham, the airing of the grievances, the pole decorating...the whole she-bang! Love it!

  5. LOVE the hat!!! but reallllly anything fluffy and sparkly I LOVE SO good job!!!! thanks for linking up and have a great Christmas!!1

  6. I just found your blog! I can't wait to share ideas! :)

  7. The hat is adorable! I definitely need the elf next year. I feel like I missed all the fun. lol

    I'm your newest follower. Totally love the link parties!

    First Grade Delight

  8. Thanks for all the compliments on my festive headgear! I am so excited that you guys are new followers and for all the comments ~ you all made my day!

  9. I hear ya about the jealous thing. We are still in school until Thursday this week. But...we don't have to go back until Jan. 9th! Hope you get to see your family soon!
    Funky First Grade Fun

  10. I just gave you the Liebster Award on my blog! Check it out!

    Living A Wonderful Life

  11. I'm so glad I found your site.
    It's always fun to find another "big kid" blog in BlogLand...
    LOVE that hat!

    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

  12. Love the hat, and glad it's finally break for you! (that means a week of my break is already over :( it goes by so fast!!

  13. Love your blog! I'm a new follower and also new to this blogging thing! Check out my blog