Saturday, September 25, 2010

W says /w/ /w/ weekend

Brandon and Stacy, the brother and his wifey, got in last night and met us at the Maverick Football game! Stacy and I spent majority of the game catching up on our new jobs. She is running a day care in her home and is loving it for many different reasons. I'll share the number one reason.

Number one - she doesn't have to wake up at 5 am to shower, get pretty-fied, and ready to leave her house in order to be at work on time between 7 - 8. She is able to sleep in until the kids start arriving and then take her time getting ready through out the day if she so feels.

Sounds good to me!

The newlyweds picked my room to stay in, which meant I crashed with the sister.... much smaller bed, much smaller amount of sleep, and very small price to pay in order to enjoy a weekend with your family!

So far today i've been able to get some much needed grading done (while chatting with the fam), browse/shop through the scentsy catalog, upload a few pictures from my classroom, and start my to-do list as I get ready to head to the school to get some things done.

Doesn't sound very productive, but boy it feels it!

One of my favorite things is watching the people I know in action. And by action, i mean, switch into gear in the career or job that they chose. It's so neat to watch them in this new setting. From keyboardist at church to nurse at school; From quiet shy girl, to Elementary Kindergarten teacher; From high school friend, to Child Life Specialist. It's neat to see people in their element.

So here is a little glimpse into my classroom...

(once again, I can't show faces, but here is some of our work from yesterday)

On Thursday in Social Studies we talked about how back in the old days, a very long time ago, they didn't have some of the things that we have now. People invented things in order to make life a little easier. For example, in stead of using candles we now have electricity, washing machines in place of hand washing, cars, instead of horse back riding, etc..

On Friday, we extended our lesson and talked about if we were able to invent anything we wanted... what would it be. Here is my example, see if you notice a trend in the students'

"I would invent a chair that turns into a castle."

Now, they might have something there. You sit down and poof, your dream house appears around you!

"I would invent a robot that turns into a hamburger."

okay...not real sure i'd eat that hamburger. I'd hate to choke on some robot parts.

Look at that awesome finger space between those words! :)

And just a little grammar lesson before lunch.

We've been working on nouns, verbs, and adjectives the past three weeks.

We read through our poem together, acted out the action words, then went back and identified the nouns and verbs.. and then finally added in some describing words.

I'll have to share with you the really fun activities that we do throughout our days, but that'll be really hard to photograph without capturing the wonderful expressions on their faces!! But now it's time to try and check off some more things on my to-do list.

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!


The Roberts Family said...

I wish I was in your class! I love the organization!
Yes i did listen to the video of the band, it's good to have a face to a name now!
Hopefully we can talk and catch up soon.
P.S. I'm going to ground you from going to the school on the weekend! :)

Daryl said...

As a fellow teacher, I really appreciate your creativity in the classroom :) I like the "If I could invent something, I would invent..." That's cute!