As you know, Monday is St. Patrick's Day.
(Love this super cute clip art by Melonheadz!)How will we teachers celebrate at school? We are having a baked potato bar at school for lunch. Yum! Then later on in the week, we will welcome in the first day of spring with a Salad Luncheon. Lots of staff have signed up to bring a different kind of salad to share. (We LOVE to eat at my school! :) Here is the salad I plan on making -- Cashew Chicken Rotini Salad.
In class this week, we are beginning our research for our Famous Heroes research project. Last week, students pulled names of famous people from a basket. In the past, I've let them choose their own person, but this year I wanted a little bit more control over the craziness. (And I'm sorry, but Justin Bieber has no business being considered a hero...But try to tell that to 9 year old girls.)
We have almost finished going through the research process using my new product, Super Writer Research. The kids have done a GREAT job with learning how to take notes from a source without plagiarizing (think I've scared them to death) and using short phrases instead of complete sentences in their note taking. Now they are ready to roll!
I was hoping to wrap up these research projects before Spring Break. That gives us 10 days...I'll keep my fingers crossed.
Wishing you a wonderful week!