Thursday, May 7, 2015

Two Hoots and A Holler

Hoot #1
Today, Ms. Jamie's Jitterbugs had a visitor in their room.  Alice Denton from Art To Grow On, LLC, came with gifts for everyone.  She brought each child a journal.  Little did they know, the journals were just half of the surprise. These special journals have a hard, blank cover. Most of the Jitterbugs thought that they would get to color and decorate the cover.  They had no idea!! Alice stayed to do a special art project with them!
The students picked the colors that they wanted on their cover.  They drizzled paint over shaving cream.  That's right! SHAVING CREAM!
Each design was so unique.  Once it was lifted from the shaving cream, they took large craft sticks to scrape off the shaving cream. Finally we patted them with a paper towel and they were ready to go!

What can be more fun than shaving cream and paint!

 As you can see, these turned out amazing! I can not wait to share with you next week what we did with the inside of these amazing gifts!  Thank you Alice Denton for sharing your talent with the Jitterbugs today and thank you Art To Grow On LLC. for donating journals to our classroom!

Hoot #2
 This second hoot took a lot of thinking!  I am sure every teacher knows how busy and stressful the end of the year can be!  There definitely is no tired like end of the year teacher tired!  So the fact that we survived another week deserves a big hoot!  We have completed the majority of our testing, and next week we will begin to gear up for our Kindergarten Graduation and Field Day.  The end of the year is always bittersweet for us.  We only have 11 more days with our students.  We stay so busy finishing things around the classroom that our time with our students always flies by so quickly!

This Week's Holler. . .
We are giving a holler to Greg Smedley-Warren this week over at The Kindergarten Smorgasboard! Greg has been very helpful to us over this past year.  We discovered him on TPT, and we LOVED all of his products.  We began to follow him on Facebook, and we discovered that teachers were actually visiting his classroom.  We knew we had to go see Mr. Greg and his 'Staches in action!  Our whole kindergarten team visited his classroom for a entire day!  IT WAS AMAZING!! It was on this trip that we talked to Greg about starting a blog and TPT store.  We discussed our concerns.  He simply said, "You can do this!" As soon as we got home, we started out blog. We learned so much on that visit, and we continue to learn new things from him daily.  Mr. Greg, you are truly awesome and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all of the support and words of encouragement you have given us! We are so proud to call you "friend." If you haven't ever checked out Mr. Greg's ideas and products, then you definitely should hop on over to his blog and TPT store! 

The Kindergarten Smorgasboard

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