Wednesday, January 19, 2011

i want. i love. i have

This post idea came from Andrea and today I thought I would join the fun.

I want: This bedroom furniture oh so much. I think it will look great with our bedding!

I love: Snapple. I don't get them that much, but I LOVED enjoying this treat today.

I have: These are for my class tomorrow to celebrate 100 days of school! Yay! They are in need of a little treat to remind them that I think they are grand.

Saturday, January 15, 2011


Happy Long Weekend! Stay warm :)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Tears and Testing

It is crunch time in 4th grade. TCAP is a mere 54 school days away and testing is ALL that I am hearing about in meeting after meeting after email blah blah blah. It is easy to get overwhelmed with all the pressure we have to "stay off the list" and "meet our goal" and mastering skills. Yuck.
Today I decided to pull a few students one-on-one instead of my usual 5 or six at a time. There were tears, and smiles and blank stares. It was a day full of mess. I am rambling on and I know that no one really cares about my test scores on here and the million trivial things that didn't go my way today. So, when I need a break from frustrations and students who flat our don't give a care I need music for my soul. Do I listen to classical? Soft Christian music? Nope on a day like today I need something that flat out tells me to get my mind on things that matter! Enjoy

Thursday, January 6, 2011

In need of a field trip

I believe students should go on field trips. I LOVE them and they are great to expose students to different experiences that they may not get to experience other ways.
I was sitting with a small group at my back table today and going over analogies. This one made me realize these kids missed the field trip to the farm at some point.

Yes, they thought that corn is grown on a cob and peas are grown... in a can? It was a fun discussion and in the end they did realize peas come in pods before they come in cans. :) Just another teachable moment in 4th grade.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Wonderful Wednesday

I usually dread Wednesdays because of not having a break, graded papers due, and long faculty meetings. I always say things like "welcome to wonderful Wednesday" in my morning meetings and think it should say weary Wednesdays, but not today!! I really do have sweet students.

Now to watch the Tigers play! Go TIGERS!!