We are hatching chickens in our classroom the week after Spring Break. The class is so excited and are practicing at being quiet enough for the chickens. Nurseries are quiet places so we have to make our classroom like a nursery. In preparation for hatching chicks, the Easter Bunny was going to drop us off… Continue reading The Easter Bunny Dilemma
Everyone told me, "You'll get so sick your first year teaching and after that, you won't get sick again." My first year teaching, I was rarely sick. I think I got a cold a couple times and that was it. I thought this year would be a walk in the park with my health. If… Continue reading Germs Everywhere
Second graders have NO real concept of time. Tell them you're keeping them in for half their recess, really hold them in for 2 minutes, they think its been an eternity. They don't have a strong understanding of time yet. We were learning about tornadoes a few weeks ago and a student asked if Tornadoes… Continue reading Second Graders and Time
I'm working on implementing more natural consequences in my classroom. I'm not too great at this. The consequences normally are losing Dojo Points, which is effective for the most part. I think a natural consequence would be more effective, however. Here are some natural consequences I've given out. Side note: I'm new at this so,… Continue reading Natural Consequences
We were lucky to have 2 4 day weeks in a row. Granted, one was a day off for parent teacher conferences but, still counts! Now we have 2 5 day weeks in a row before spring break. A five day week is normal and I should be used to it. It just seems SOOOO… Continue reading Long Weeks
"I make the moves up as I go.... I'm lightning on my feet." Taylor Swift I relate to those song lyrics on a deep level, especially in teaching. Sometimes, the lesson doesn't go as planned and I need a spur of the moment idea. Sometimes, my principal walks in for an unscheduled observation and I… Continue reading Flying By The Seat Of My Pants
Here is a quote of the day from Friday. One of my student's was singing that Maroon 5, What Lovers Do. I swear to you that song says, "Ooh ooh ooh ooh oooh I'm a chef not you, Ooooh oooh. Trying to do what lovers do oooh." He was singing some other lyrics instead of… Continue reading Things My Student’s Say..