Happy Martin Luther King Day/Weekend!!
Ahhhhh . . . aren't holiday weekends THE BEST?! Everyone here at the Messner household has been thoroughly enjoying the past two days at home in our PJ's.
I EARNED my right to spend AT LEAST two days in pajamas . . . Let me tell you about my TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO-GOOD, VERY BAD week last week . . .
It all started a week ago Friday. It had been a long week and I was SO looking forward to putting Baby Jack to bed so momma (me) could have herself a delicious glass of wine . . . And then, IT happened.
Projectile vomit. All over me. And him. And his ENTIRE room.
It was gross.
Needless to say poor Jack spent the whole weekend sick with the flu and throwing up, and Mr. Messyhair and myself spent the whole weekend giving him snuggles and watching Sesame Street with him.
Then on Monday, it was my turn.
Horrible stomach pain, hours spent in the bathroom, nausea for days . . . it was really awful. (Sidenote: Mr. Messyhair got sick with the megaflu as well - he merely threw up once and was done! Not fair!)
Sooooooo as if a sick baby, sick mommy, and sick daddy weren't enough, when I went back to school this past week I came to discover that I would be getting three more new students - in addition to the two new students I had gotten the previous week!
Holy Pencilboxes, Batman! That makes 5 new students in two weeks, for a grand total of 30 kindergarteners!
Then, throw in a few more relapse fits of vomiting on mommy in public followed up with an acute ear infection (for Jack), and that was my week!
The good news is that after some serious prayer and counting of my blessings, I feel much better. I'm blessed to have a wonderful (sick) family and beautiful students that I love to teach. All THIRTY of them! ;)
Anyway, that's enough about pajamas and vomiting . . .
We have been busy little bees in Room 17 this month. First we have been having fun with my Mittens & Marshmallows centers . . .
My kiddos especially loved the digraph sort and number before & after practice.
You can check out my whole unit on TPT - just click on the image below!
We also had fun learning all about Martin Luther King Jr. over the past few weeks. We did a super fun "egg-speriment" and freebie worksheet from Ffion Thomas you can get HERE. My kiddos had such great predictions about what they thought the brown egg was going to look like when we cracked it open - imagine their surprise to see both eggs were the same on the inside!
And finally, I created a few little vocabulary cards to use as reference for my kiddos during our study of Martin that I thought I would share with y'all. :) My chitlens felt oh-so-grown-up using big words like "harmony" in our discussions!
(Click on the Martin below to download file)
Well, that's it for now. Hope you all enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend today. In your pajamas of course! :) I'm off to get in a few more snuggles with that sick baby of mine!