On another sad note, we've been trying to buy a house since October that is a foreclosure through Wells Fargo. I am so tired of Wells Fargo and never want to see their bank again. We still have not closed, they terminated our contract, and now tell us they have no idea when the deed for the house will be ready. So we have put a contract on another house which is a short sale....let's pray this goes through.
But, thank you to everyone who prayed for my job situation. I am SO happy to have a job next year, AT MY SAME SCHOOL!!!! I will be teaching THIRD GRADE and couldn't be more excited. I can't wait to explore and find some new third grade blogging friends.
Now for the good stuff and the end of my rambling....here are some of the things we were up to before school was out!
We've started our plants unit and planted a lima bean and grass. Here's one of our cute grass heads just beginning to grow hair. I forgot to take an after picture!! The grass was SO TALL! All of the kids were just fascinated.
I'm at a conference right now for my district and went to this interesting training this morning on "Uncovering Student Ideas in Science Using Writing." It was presented by Page Keeley, past NSTA President. Click HERE to go read all about her probes and using the C-E-R Framework for science. I think it will align PERFECTLY with Common Core.