Saturday, February 23, 2013

Black History Projects and My Baby's First Field Trip

This week was great... short and sweet! We were off on Monday for President's Day and Friday I took a personal day to chaperone for my daughter's first ever field trip.

We had three days filled with Presidents and black history projects galore! LOTS of Social Studies going on in my classroom! My kiddos can't get enough... they're sponges for informational text and all things American history. I love it since history was always my favorite subject growing up! I would have been a history teacher if I didn't love little ones so much... maybe when I get old and cranky, I'll have something to fall back on. LOL.

Here are a few pictures of the AMAZING projects my kiddos completed at home. I was absolutely speechless when they came is with their fabulous work! I wasn't expecting too much since they're only 7 and 8 years old, but I was blown away by the effort that they put into them.

Click  to grab a  copy of the Black History Project that I sent home with my sweeties. It's NOT fancy in the least bit! I had the idea on a Thursday and assigned it the next day. I will beautify it for next year, but for now it's FREE to whomever would like it!!

On Friday I was a chaperone for the first time ever! My daughter's afternoon Pre-k class along with the morning Pre-k class got together and went to the Orlando Repertory Theater to see their rendition of Dr. Seuss' The Cat In The Hat. Holy moly! They put on such an AMAZING play!! The kids giggled throughout and loved every single second of it! I watched Makenzie most of the time. I loved seeing her laugh and light up each time there was a funny part {there were LOTS}!!  It was her first play and she was so well behaved. She made me a proud Mama! Her class was spectacular as well!

Here is a picture of Makenzie when she first got onto the bus... her first bus ride EVER! She LOVED it... and she LOVED seeing all of the "HUGE" buildings as we passed downtown Orlando. If she thinks they're big, I can't wait to see her reaction in New York City {some day}!!

Here is a picture of Mak's class in front of the Cat in the Hat sign... they're so cute! I wish you could see their adorable faces and I wish I got a better picture of the sign. I'm sure someone did. I hope!

We're only a few friends away from 400! Stay tuned for a giveaway coming up SOON!! Happy weekend everyone!! 


P.S. thanks to Dream Like Magic, The 3 AM Teacher, and Glitter Meets Glue Designs for the cute paper and frames above!!


  1. Wow, your kids did a great job on their projects. I was so impressed with how my students did on theirs too. I love seeing which African Americans they choose to research and having them share about them with the class. Their presentations always prompt some great discussions.

    Compassionate Teacher

    1. Thank you, Becky!! The discussions were very deep and very rich this week! I had multiple MLK, President Obama, and Rosa Parks projects which is awesome, but next year I may have them each chose someone different... not sure yet. =)


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