Horses, Plants, and a Sale

The kids and I were able to enjoy an absolutely gorgeous day at Keeneland! If you haven't ever been to this little piece of Heaven you are missing out.

Our day trip totally got me in Derby mode. We go to my grandparent's sleepy little town for Derby where they through a fantastic party full of big hats, great food, and the occasional bet ;).

This gorgeous weather also made me realize how close to Summer we are... 24 school days to be exact. Please don't hate me if you have a lot of days left.

We have been working hard studying plants in First Grade.  We have been using Christie's fantastic plant unit to help fill in some gaps that I had in Literacy Centers.  She also has great printables to record observations during Science class.

Here is some literature that we are using to make cross-curricular connections!



And last but not least, there are gobs of great sales going on tonight- so I jumped on the bandwagon. If you have had your eye on something- now is the chance!

3 comments:

  1. You are close enough to visit Keeneland? The girl in me who read EVERY Saddle Club book is so jealous!

    Jenny
    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

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  2. I love the book Tops and Bottoms! It's a great way for the kids to discover that we eat different parts of plants. Such a fun book!!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Connie
    welcometofirstgraderoom5.blogspot.com

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  3. Thanks for the shout out Katie!
    Christie :)
    First Grade Fever

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