Friday, January 13, 2012

Mystery Box, MLK, & Math!

Hey friends, it has been WAY to long since posting about my sweet kiddos this year! Lemme just say that this week has quite possibly been the L-O-N-G-E-S-T week of my life! I don't know what it was, but I thought Tuesday was a Thursday and I woke up Thursday morning thinking it was Saturday. What. A. Sad. Feeling.

On a brighter note, my firsties did some really fun things today which was just what they needed to finish the week off right! We started the day with a little Mystery Box. I mean, who doesn't love a little mystery box?!?! (and it fit perfectly in with our 'making inferences' unit!) Here are my kids getting ready for the big mystery!

Any guesses?!? IT'S A MICROPHONE! Wonder why? It was my way of introducing the important speaker: Martin Luther King, JR. I then read "Martin's Big Words" and the kids made the CUTEST handprint wreath (I'll show pictures on Tuesday!) They completed the MLK Weekly Reader with a partner and watched a GREAT MLK video from Discovery Streaming!

After lunch I COULD NOT find my math activities for today and began to freak out...then I remembered that I am teacher. I am flexible. I quickly made these cards that had questions like "My number is more than 58 and less than 80" and placed them all around the room. I partnered kids up and had them rotate to each station. Of course, I made sure they showed their work and gave me the right answer. The atmosphere in the room was great with lots of discussion about...numbers! Love it!

Anyway, that's all I got for today and SO happy for my 3 day weekend. *Sigh*


  1. Emily! You've been tagged! Check out my blog for more details!

  2. I've loved the mystery box idea ever since I first saw in on The Inspired Apple!