Today was so much fun and so exhasting.
I have a love/hate relationshop with these types of days.
These types of days are the reason I LOVE teaching, but the reason I sometimes feel like a bad mommy when I get home.
We had a pretty typical morning with calendar, daily 5, lunch, then recess.
BUT this afternoon was a totally different story.
We did our Forces and Motion unit on Day 4-Force, which always goes over well.
Then, we did our St. Patrick's Day Chart
and talked all about the island of Ireland, potatoes that grow in Ireland, and when we celebrate this holiday. THEN the fun started.
We starting making homemade potato chips with the potatoes my students brought in and measured with this week.
These are time consuming but a HUGE hit! They are so yummy to eat.
While the cooking was going on, I broke my students into groups and allowed them to start making traps to catch the leprechaun on St. Patrick's Day.
My camera didn't do so hot, but here is one of the traps my students came up with! The markers are suppose to "trip up" the leprechaun.
And here is another one.
(Notice the stairs leading up to the tissue trap the leprechaun will fall into!)
haha... my job is so much fun!
We have 7 or 8 traps in the room for over the weekend! I can't wait to see what happens.
Then... the "Never Seen Before" thing happened. I usually ask for any type of potato and get ANY TYPE. We got one red skinned potato, one with an eye growing... awesome... and one sweet potato.
This wasn't just any type of sweet potato, but a PURPLE SWEET POTATO!
We didn't fry it up, but we did cut it open.
HERE is what it looked like!
Seriously... a purple sweet potato!!!
I have never in my whole life seen a purple sweet potato before!
I can home exhasted, smelling like I worked a McD's, and with a classroom covered in leprecahun traps that prohibit 10 different activities for Monday morning... but I also had a HUGE smile on my face! It was fun... and now it is DONE!