Adventures in First Grade

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Glitter Confession

Why is it, every time I do something embarrassing, I always have an audience?  Today we made ornaments out of a cinnamon, applesauce, glue and glitter mixture.  It was going so well.  I had enough dough, no tears were shed, everyone was happy!  Plus, my classroom smelled so yummy!

Then.  It happened.

After school, our secretary popped her head in wondering what smelled so wonderful.  I had her come see the ornaments, and she was oohing and ahhing.  One of my fellow first grade teachers, her daughter, and my son were also in the room.  The ornaments were drying on the heating unit, which wasn't on, because I can't hear over it. 

You aren't going to believe what I did.  I flipped on the switch of the heater, thinking that the ornaments were heavy enough to keep the paper that they were drying on from flying away.  I was wrong.  So VERY wrong. 

Every ornament flew into the air as all five of stood transfixed in horror.  Perhaps I should add, that after each child made his ornament with the cookie cutters, he or she got to add glitter to the top.  Some of them added a LOT of glitter.  Along with every ornament flying into the air, so did a beautiful shower of gold and silver.

Here is a picture of what it looked like when I had sort of gotten it back to normal.  Okay it doesn't look anything like it did before the Great Heater Incident of 2011.  I'm just trying to make myself feel a little less dopey.

And here is the floor:

Here are the lessons that I have learned today:

a.  when making ornaments, don't put them on the heater to dry.
b.  if ornaments are placed on the before mentioned heater, do not...I repeat, DO NOT turn the thing on!

I'm going to be getting glitter out of my hair for a week!

Happy Glittery Tuesday!


  1. I'm glad I'm not the only one that made a mess with glitter today! It just added a little more sparkle to our classroom. :-)

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