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Monday, June 26, 2017

Highlights from the Final Week of School ~ Finally!

Happy Summer Vacation!  Although the kids' last day was last Friday, teachers needed to return to school for a half-day today.  I am finally on vacation and looking forward to relaxation and reading for pleasure!

Check out our last week of school!


When I write my Morning Messages, I usually check in at Checkiday.com to see what unknown and interesting holiday is being celebrated.  Last Monday, I learned about this important holiday:

I LOVE learning about new events in history!

Summer Solstice and an Eclipse in August

Last week we learned about the Summer Solstice; the Midnight Sun and the upcoming solar eclipse on August 21st (read more here). 

First Stop on our Field Trip = Woburn City Hall + Visit with the Mayor!

My favorite time to take a field trip is as close to the last day of school as possible.  Last Wednesday we started off our day with a visit to the Woburn City Hall to visit Mayor Scott Galvin:

Many Goodyear students have their artwork on display around Woburn and in City Hall.  Here are some of my students' art:

Next Stop:  The Boston Tea Party Ship!

If you're ever in Boston, this is a great place to visit.  First, there's a reenactment of the meeting at the Old South Meetinghouse followed by a visit to a replica of a British tea ship followed by a visit to the dock where there are cargo displays as well as an explanation of how the colonists hauled the tea out of the ships:

The colonists used a lot of lemons!

Click here to learn more about the Boston Tea Party Ship and Museum!

Last Day For Students - June 23!

Last Friday was a half day for the kids who go to visit the 4th grade teachers.  We had fun using tangrams to make different animals.

In addition, it was Pink Flamingo Day, and my student, Paige, gave me a watermelon apron.  It was just a perfect combination for me!

Happy summer days are here again!


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Happy Terrific Tuesday ~ Show and Tell Edition!

Hello!  I'm so happy to link up with Stephanie from Forever in Fifth Grade for:

 Morning Messages

I'm still in school which means writing Morning Messages.  Every morning I like to go to Checkiday.com to see if there are any holidays worth including in my daily message.  Well, so far this week, I've hit the jackpot:

I'm still amazed that I have never heard of Juneteenth!  Have you?

Introducing Sergeant Stubby!

Last week on our trolley tour of Woburn, we popped into the Burdett Mansion ~ home of the Woburn Historical Society.  One of my favorite stories is about Sergeant Stubby:

I love this dog!

Annual Boston Tea Party Ship Field Trip Tomorrow!

As soon as I learn the definite last day of school, I get on the phone and schedule a field trip as close to the last day (this Friday, June 23) as possible.  Tomorrow is the BIG day.  Field trip buses cost $400/day, regardless of where you go.  We don't need to be at the Boston Tea Party Ship until 11:00 a.m. so we'll be visiting with the Mayor of Woburn at 8:45 until 10:00 when we'll head into Boston! 


Click here or on the picture to read more about the amazing Boston Tea Party Museum!
Thanks for visiting today!  Enjoy your summer vacation!


Saturday, June 17, 2017

Fabulous Highlights From Last Week's Adventures!

Last week we had two exceptionally exciting events:  Field Day and a trolley tour of Woburn sponsored by the Woburn Historical Society!

Field Day Fun

With temperatures into the 90's, the kids had a great time at each activity while drinking a lot of water:

As you can tell, this colorful balancing activity was my favorite ~ it was fun and challenging!

Battle Road

The Woburn Historical Society takes all the third graders in Woburn on a delight trolley tour of the city.  One of our stops was here:

It's amazing that an original Revolutionary War path is still preserved considering all the building and development.  What a treasure this is!
Burial Ground

Another stop on the tour was Woburn's First Burial Ground:

In addition to the new plaque, many graves were located using special "radar"-like technology. 

Picture Pie

After our Field Day activities, the kids completed this very fun activity based on the book, Picture Pie, by Ed Emberley.

You can find the templates for this very fun activity on TPT!  If you don't have the book, check out these examples on Pinterest.

Father's Day Creations

As soon as I saw this pizza craft on Sea of Knowledge's blog, I had to do it:

Each student created the most adorable and unique cards for the Dads in their lives.  Of course, I forgot to take pictures, but hopefully some kids forgot theirs at school.

Thank you so much for stopping by ~

Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there!

This is my father on the day we brought his recliner to my house while he was living here while receiving hospice care ~ it was the only time he smiled, too.

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