Wanna Be the Coolest Teacher EVER!? {Just add shaving cream}

I saw a post on Lesson Plan SOS about one of the gals having students write on their desks with their dry erase markers. I wasn’t ready to believe it would really erase well {and I hate dirty desks}, but as we were pulling apart cotton balls making clouds, I needed a quick way to name them before they blew off the desks in a frenzy of kids lining up for lunch.
So…get out your board makers
Now they are pretty trained, so they dragged out their boards too
Nope you don’t need them…huh?
Now do not EVER tell anyone what we are doing…we are going to write on our desks!
OMIGOSH…won’t we get into trouble…will you get in big trouble…
what if the custodian tells the principal!!
{I love innocence}

Let me tell you…these kids would throw me under the bus!
when we lined up for lunch 5 minutes later I saw one little gal had written “Mrs. Lamb told me to do this”, at the bottom of her desk!Sheesh!

Well it all came off with a little shaving cream! I had a stockpile from our cursive writing practice at the end of last year, so I broke it out, squirted massive piles on each desk and let them at it.
After each one had shaving cream, we did our math lesson in it. It was great. We are drawing diagonals and what discussing the shapes that are created going corner to corner or midpoint to midpoint. Needless to say, they think they officially have the best teacher ever!


In other news
Yesterday a local meteorologist visited and I can’t remember the last time I learned so much! It was wonderful and we got on Facebook! Always a little plus.


How a tornado forms demo!

We like to give guests little gifts! All 90 kids drew weather symbols to add to the planter.


Thank you John Wendel from News 36!

Happy Seuss Day tomorrow!



  1. Looks like your class had a GREAT time!!

    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  2. It's kinda scary what shaving cream will remove from a desk that regular cleaner won't. Makes you wonder about putting it on your skin. But those hands probably have never been cleaner and had more fun!

    2B Honey Bunch
    The Best Endings

  3. I've always been reluctant to try shaving cream, but I think I'll have to give it a go. Thanks for sharing :)


    Stories from Room 114

  4. Oh my gosh, I absolutely love your blog! I have been so inspired because I have been wanting to start my own blog but I am very overwhelmed with what all I need to do! I think I work in the same county you do, and if you ever feel like doing a PLC or workshop on blogging I would love to join!!!

  5. I've given you an award! Come on over to get it!


  6. How fun is your blog?!? I just found your from TPT. Love how cute it is! I also love class visitors- what a fun visit you had. Come on by my blog and see the Dr. Seuss pics I just posted. :o)
    Traditions Laughter and Happily Ever After

  7. Love the shaving cream idea! If you get a chance head over to my new 2nd grade blog. http://secondgradeperks.blogspot.com/

  8. My kiddos love shaving cream!

    Have you ever tried art projects with shaving cream and glue? The after effect is really neat! =)

    Come visit me if you get the chance.

    Heather's Heart


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