We've Got the Wiggles

Did anyone watch So You Think You Can Dance last night???? Did you see Freeman do the Wiggles!?!?! I hate to break it to him, but I'm pretty sure my students invented that dance about two weeks ago when they started getting all excited about summer (we still have 19 school days!!!)

Well, we finally finished testing and we were all ready for some actual LEARNING! Imagine that! Learning in school!!! Rather than just sitting still all day and bubbling, bubbling, and more bubbling. In the lines, of course.  Because that's the most important thing in second grade. And the world.

We have been working on Hope King's Patricia Polacco Author Spotlight Unit. LOVE it!!!!

I hid facts about Patricia Polacco under the kiddo's chairs in the morning...

They had to go find them.

This was a fun way to learn some interesting facts about her. Then we added them to this poster:

To create this: 

Then we watched an interview with Patricia Polacco on Reading Rockets!

We watched a Storyline Online of My Rotten Red Headed Older Brother. 

And we reviewed character traits and created these cuties: 

Now I'm looking forward to a THREE day weekend!!!!!

Hope you had a great week!!!!!



  1. What? How did I miss So You Think You Can Dance?! I better see what my DVR is up to. (Congrats on surviving the testing!)
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  2. Those "rotten redheaded brothers" are so cute!!!!
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  3. What a fun activity! The character trait portraits turned out so cute!
    Conversations in Literacy

  4. What a fun and cute activity!! love it :)

    Dirty Hands and Lesson Plans

  5. Wait.. I thought MY kids invented that move :D
    LOVE your activity. They turned out adorable.
    Dragonflies in First

  6. I love the idea of hiding facts under their chairs, brilliant! I'm pinning that now so I don't forget it, and can use it next year. I'm glad you're done with testing!

    Primarily Speaking

  7. This is an awesome idea! Thank you for sharing it with us!

  8. I did a Patricia Polacco unit with my third graders, it was always the highlight of my year, I LOVE your rotten red headed younger brothers!
    Stories From Second