Landforms Part 2 and A Linky Giveaway

We painted our landforms today.  This year we used watercolors which worked great!  Last year we used tempera paint and the watercolors look much better and were alot less messy and easier for the kids.  I love these landforms!  Tomorrow we will label them with toothpicks w/ labels attached.


I'm joining up with the fun "Looky in my Lunchbox" Linky.  Tara at 4th Grade Frolics is having a fun linky with a new lunch bag giveaway. 

Now, I'm one of those teacher who eats with her kids!  We have lunch from 11:45 - 12:00, during which teachers teach a nutrition lesson and then the kids go to recess from 12:00 - 12:30 and the teachers rotate through recess duty.  Teaching nutrition is a little tricky in first grade with all of the containers to open and straws to stick in juice boxes and napkins to hand out, so kids don't put their food directly on their desks.  We usually just do a discussion about the topic of the day.  The kids are so smart - most of them have good info. to share with their fellow kiddos.  So, on recess duty days I take something outside to eat while I watch the playground. 

I'm embarrased to even show the photo of my lunchbox as it has become so tattered!  So, I'll just show what in in my lunchbox today. 

Today I have an extra special lunch - very different from my usual blah options.  I have SUSHI!  Yes, SUSHI!  And, $9.00 a roll sushi.  I went to Fry's to shop for a few basics and lo and behold they had remodeled the whole store and put in a sushi bar at the entrance.  There was an sushi chef there serving samples of - TEMPTATION SUSHI ROLL!!  I think sushi is okay, not great, okay.  But.. the Temptation Roll is out of this world! 

However, I did feel it was way too expensive for a "teacher lunch" so, I split it with my teacher hubby.  I felt much less guilty taking a $4.50 sushi roll for lunch.  So there you have it - sushi, a banana, rice cakes and an ICE.

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  1. I love your landforms...those are so cute!! I may have missed a post, but did your kiddos form those or did you buy those?? I bet the kids love those.

    On a second thought, I cannot believe you really only get about 15 minutes...well, actually less if you are rotating, for a break!!! Good Lord...when do you get time to plan???

    I am all for eating lunch with the kids, but lunch recess duty as well...REALLY? These are the things that our congressmen Really need to know. That so many teachers are bogged down with so many tedious tasks that take away from very important planning and prepping...I sure hope you do get some prep time...

    Hope I just didn't bum you out...hehehe

    Okay and Fry's, our Fry's has always had that sushi car and I love it! Bashes also has one and we have a bashes in our neighborhood, but they are WAY overpriced for rice and dry seaweed...I mean really...that is all it is...hehehe. I actually learned how to make California rolls from a friend and I haven't made them in a long time....your lunch is making me want some sushi...(-;

    Have a great tomorrow (or today, whichever it is for you)


    The 3AM Teacher

  2. Oops, sushi Fry's does not have a sushi car unfortunately.


    The 3AM Teacher

  3. Hi Pamela
    Thanks for joining my flock of followers. I'm following you right back. :)
    I can't believe that you "eat" lunch with your kids and teach while doing so! Arggg!
    Love your blog!
    it's about time teachers

  4. Love the idea of having nutrition talks! And, don't be embarrassed by your lunch! At least you brought one...I forgot mine today :(

  5. Ok, LOVE your blog design! So fun and colorful!!! Thanks for linking up:) Sorry your lunchbag is torn....did you enter the giveaway? Maybe you'll be the lucky winner of the 31 lunch tote:)

    4th Grade Frolics

  6. Yes, I'm entered in your giveaway! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Love your linky.

    First Class Teacher

  7. I had the same landform models - from Lakeshore?
    OMG! Why didn't I think of having my kiddos make volcanoes! We don't get to do "craftivities" at my school so making volcanoes would have been a hit! Gotta throw some FUN in there whenever I can!



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