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Sunday, May 20, 2012

End of the Year Excitement!

All the curriculum has wrapped up, state testing is over, and we're in our last several days of school....I can't believe it! There's such freedom in the exciting times I can plan for my students.

Victoria Falls, Zambia, Africa

Right now we're researching Natural Wonders of the World and my students are experiencing places they have never heard of.  It makes me smile to hear the oooohs and aaaahhs as they observe in fascination destinations far beyond their rural town of Wellford, SC.

The Great Blue Hole, Belize, Central America

Ayers Rock, Australia

From a list of 16 Natural Wonders of the World, students chose their top three locations and later after more research, decided on the one place they would love to visit.  Each student, using their research will be creating part of our Natural Wonders of the World electronic book.  More to come about this activity later.

Another engaging time I am planning is a mentoring times with the 3rd grade students allowing my 4th graders to take on a leadership role to explain "the year of a 4th grader."  This is always a fulfilling time I sit back and listen in pride as I see my students share the excitement of their school year!

What fun activities do you have planned for your students.  How will your students enjoy their remaining time in school?  We would love to hear all about it!

PS. Below was a fantastic bubble competition our science lab teacher, Ms. Carson, set up.  The kids had a blast, and her desks receiving a thorough cleaning.  Enjoy our times of Bubble Bonanza!


  1. Sounds like ya'll are having a blast! We have 5 days left. Woohoo!


    1. Shannon, thank you so much for your comment. I know you're super excited about ending out the year...have a splendid summer :)