A Hodge-Podge of my Week

So sorry I've been M.I.A. for a week or so!!!!!!!! Last week was like the never-ending week, with Open House and meetings and board meetings and meetings and trainings and meetings. You know how it is. 

And then Friday rolled around, and then it was Spring Break! Yipeeeee! But then I got sick. :( Stuck-on-the-couch type sick. So sick I had to miss the SoCal blogger meet up. :(  

But then I felt better and I've been having way too much fun enjoying the sunshine and doing fun stuff like this with my teacher besties: 

Wine tasting!!! Fun!!!

I was way too exhausted to link up with Doodle Bugs for Five for Friday, so here's a quick recap of my week. :)

Open House was Tuesday (check that off the list- done and done!) and we had some QR code fun. There were QR codes hanging up all around our classroom for the kids to scan and share with their families. Some of the QR codes linked to plain text about what they were looking at, some linked to audio of the kids voices telling about the school year or a certain project (we used the AudioBoo app for that), and some linked to collaborative websites (Padlet, TodaysMeet) we've been working on. 

Here's an example from TodaysMeet (we were working on similes):

And this QR code told all about our class pet, Stinky Fluffy

It was also science week, so our mornings were filled with fun experiments and investigations all having to do with force and motion.  

We did bottle rockets (AND launched them!!!): 

(We used Skitch to annotate on top of that picture) 

Which tricycle will move farther with the same amount of force applied?

And we had fun dropping stuff to see which would hit the ground first (very scientific terms right???)- tennis ball or domino? Tennis ball or soccer ball? Tennis ball or ball of paper? 

(The tennis balls were on loan from:


We used this app to record our experiments & watch them back in super slow motion!!! We loved this!!!  

And if you're looking for an awesome unit on force & motion, you MUST check this unit out:

Super teacher and kid friendly, and we've had SO much fun with it! (Way better than the lame-o experiments in our text books ;)

I've got about a million ideas bouncing around in my head of things to create and share and do...

So- I'm going to do my BEST to be back soon. However, this:

may take over my life for the next week or so.



  1. So good to have you back! Always a pleasure reading your posts!

    Amy Howbert
    Little Miss Organized

  2. Great post! Can you tell me what program/app you use to make your QR codes? I would like to do this next week but I've never done it before. :) Looks like so much fun!

    Sugar and Spice

  3. Enjoy your break Sandy, so glad you are feeling better. :o)

  4. Holy cow girl you are busy! Hope you are feeling better-think the wine helped ;)

    Love your science stuff. What a fun way to learn, especially for the boys!

    ~Christy & Tammy
    Fluttering Through First Grade