Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Too much to do......and not enough Xanax

Now.......even though I am totally joking with my blog title {I'm not really on Xanax.....and I'm sure you needed a good laugh!}......this last 6 weeks of school is going to push me right over the edge and into prescription pills.  It's madness.  My kids have taken complete leave of their senses.  I am trying to keep our routine on lockdown so that they don't "feel" like it's the end of the year......but this has been to no avail.  They are hanging from the ceiling fans and it's all I can do to get them home alive at the end of the day.  Anyone else out there having days like this???? 

In the midst of the craziness, we have been able to get some science done.  We have had to cram in science at a rate that is much faster than I am comfortable with {this will change next year}, so bare with me!  We have a great resource for our science curriculum with our Gateways to Science.  It has hands-on labs/lessons/experiments with every topic.  It's awesome.......but does take some prepping!  Here are some pics of our science this past week:
I don' know what happened, but the pickle got cut out of this pic!  We used the 5 senses to make observations about a pickle.  This got us warmed up to using our science notebooks (on a regular basis) and got us thinking with our senses!
We studied the states of matter.  We used clay and rocks in our lesson on solids.  They are moving the clay from container to container to observe its shape change (or lack thereof).
We studied liquids as well.  I think my kids liked this state of matter best.  Something about pouring liquids from container to container......and getting to see me pour syrup :)
We also worked on simple systems, using toy cars and yo-yo's.  My boys loved that lesson!!!  We got a little too excited using our yo-yo's and I didn't take a pic.......sorry!
In other news, I have not been able to stop thinking about all the things I want to do differently next year!  I am going to devote an entire post to it......I've put that much thought into it.  That'll be coming soon.......
Now, just in case you've been hiding under a rock.....I'm gonna let you know about this fabulous, wonderful and amazing "Teacher Appreciation Extravaganza" that 15 awesome bloggin' peeps have gotten together to do.  It's a perfect way to spend teacher appreciation week.....hoppin' from blog to blog, pickin' up freebies and finally entering for 3 grand {and I mean....GRAND} prizes!  Grab a Frappuccino, click on the pic below and start your journey.....it's a blog hoppin' good time :)
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week, my friends......I hope you get all the lovin' you can stand!!!
Keep livin' the dream,  


  1. I am so there with you! I don't know if I'm going to be able to make it these last 4 weeks! Today all I wanted was to change my name! It looks like you're doing some really fun stuff, so I'm sure those 6 weeks will be over before you know it!
    HokIe Teach

    1. Thanks, Courtney! It's good to know I'm not alone =)