Sunday, April 15, 2012


I'm feeling so anxious... it's a good anxious though. I'm just ready for the FCAT to be here and I know my kiddos are too. We have been preparing for this test since the first day of the school and they are totally ready. We had a "Good Luck" celebration on Friday with a huge ice cream party. My darling parents brought in fabulous toppings to make incredible sundaes. I wish I had taken pictures but I was "toppings" server and my parent volunteer was "ice cream" server. Our hands were too sticky to use a camera. :) My parents are so considerate and giving. I'm so blessed. :)

Last week we did a last minute lesson on perimeter. Perimeter on grid paper and counting units is always tricky for 3rd graders. I found this idea on Pinterest and it was a TOTAL hit!

Using Cheez Its for perimeter? HOW COME I NEVER THOUGHT OF THIS? It worked so perfectly! My kids LOVED it! One little darling said, "I will totally rock perimeter on the FCAT now!" Too cute. :)

Off to go watch TV and R.E.L.A.X. To any Florida bloggers who teach intermediate grades, good luck tomorrow!  

7 Bucket Fillers:

Elizabeth said...

Good luck! I'm sure they are going to do a great job :)

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Jen Sykes (Hello Mrs. Sykes) said...

Best of luck! I love doing the party before the test!! Gives them a bit of time to relax and not stress too much. :)

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Mrs. Shepherd said...

Good luck to you and your students tomorrow!

Michelle said...
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Michelle said...

Sorry about that! (above) For whatever reason I thought I wasn't a follower of your blog and tried to ADD myself again. I'm such a dork. :-)
Anyway, BORROWING the Cheezits idea for perimeter. LOVE IT! Glad I stopped by (again!)
Take care,

Jessica said...

Love it! I am your newest follower! Stop by and visit me...

Janis Leach said...

Love the Cheez-its! This will definitely be a I'm wondering the size of a starburst... :) I'm glad I found your blog. I'm your newest follower!

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