Lessons from this week.

As I have mentioned I am a teacher. I have my Montessori certification, my BS is Elementary Education and my MS in Elementary Education. My class room is normally Pre-K. This summer I am teaching our Summer Camp kids ages 6-10 though. Any who, this week we have been learning about the Jungle and we completed a couple really cute art projects.

First we made Parrots. Take a small paper plate and trace it onto construction paper color of choice.  That is the head. I used a regular sized paper plate with the ridges cut off for the body. The students painted that. I drew out the beak, feathers and feet. The students than cut out the pieces and glued the body together.

 The parrot pieces.  parrot pieces

The Parrot glued together. I think it looks kind of like an angry bird. glued together parrot

The finished parrot. It turned out so cute!  finished parrot

We also made snakes. I had the class make paper links for the body. For the head I drew out a rounded triangle. Add a little split paper tounge and draw on some eyes and it is done.

snake head side snake front snake

bulletin board

We also completed a really cool science project. If you take jaw breakers or gobstoppers and put them in water, the colors won’t mix! Our hypothesis is that the colors are made of something heavier than the water and since we didn’t stir them, they didn’t mix.

experiment experiment 2


I must be the only Mom of a little girl that has not seen Frozen. I have a general idea of what happens, and I have seen pictures, quotes and clips. I can even sing some of the song lyrics. Yet, I have no real idea how the movie goes. Of course my daughter wants a Frozen birthday, and as the awesome Mom that I strive to be,  I will deliver.  I guess I need to start figuring that out. Pinterest here I come!

The point of this post other than to admit that I have not seen the movie is that I don’t remember being crazy over a movie when I was little. I know I watched all of the Disney movies and owned many of them. I know that I had a couple themed birthday parties to go with it. I just truly don’t think that I got into a movie at such a young age like the 5-10 year old girls are now. My daughter C constantly plays that she is Elsa.  The little girls in my class play Frozen all of the time. I mean ALL of the time.

Am I that old now, that I don’t remember what it was like to be that little or is this a craze that I don’t get since I haven’t see the movie? Only time and watching the movie will tell.