Friday, October 28, 2011

Go rangers!

So Parent/Teacher Conference Day is oh-ver! Only had 11 out of 21 show up, so it was a slow day for me. And of course, it was the parents that I didn’t need to speak to that did show up. Ah well, what ‘cha gonna do?!?

About to be Austin-bound with one of my co-workers. We are hitting up the Longhorns/Kansas game tomorrow night and gonna do some shopping and hanging out. Fun times ahead.

Sadly, this means I will have to miss watching my Rangers take on the Cards tonight in Game 7 of the World Series. So I am professing my support now in hopes that they bring it home tonight! I was devastated last night after being one strike away from the championship TWICE and then losing the game. Hoping our bullpen pulls through tonight and doesn’t get all nervous. GO RANGERS! Happy weekend, y’all!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Grouchy ladybug + potatoes!


Time, time, time! That’s what we’ve been learning about this week in class. And of course you can’t teach time without a GROUCHY LADYBUG! We made our grouchy ladybug clocks and then labeled the parts of the clock (face, minute, and hour hand). The kids had fun with this activity.

We then made our own Grouchy Ladybug class book. I copied the pages for each of the kids and wrote the time that the ladybug came across each animal on it. They were responsible for writing the digital time on their sentence(s). They turned out adorable! I can’t wait to put them on construction paper and laminate them so the kids can start reading it!

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Our Librarian had this fan-tab-u-lous idea for the kids to participate in this fall season. Two years ago we made our favorite character from a book using pumpkins. This year, she used POTATOES! At first when I heard this I thought, “ha, yeah right, this is so not going to work OR look good at all!” I could not have been more wrong guys! Check out these potatoes:

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And my personal favorite:


Fly Guy! Of course, my sweeties said, “where’s Fly Eye?!?” lol… Sorry for the billion pictures.. they were all so good and I couldn’t just pick 4-5 to share!

Happy Friday! Have a great weekend! I know I will… I’m going to a co-workers house tomorrow for pancakes/chocolate milk brunch and then we’re gonna go watch the new Footloose movie (cause I can’t get the stinkin’ song out of my head!)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

no Halloween for me :(

Y’all… bit of extremely sad news for me today. Our campus got an email from our Principal that told us that we cannot use the words, witch, ghost, or Halloween (or anything that might be considered “scary.” I was extremely sad because I was going to do these CUTE witches today and couldn’t do them. This means we will probably be the only campus in America that can’t do anything Halloween related :(

Since I couldn’t do those witches, I had to fill some time this afternoon before we went to library. So we read Eric Carle’s Little Cloud book and then designed/created our very own little cloud. This was a really great one by Jolee:


She even has the Rabbit Ears… who has rabbit ears anymore?!? This was another great one. We read No, David the first few days of school and Alexavier went and grabbed the book to make something he remembered from the book (pure BRILLIANCE I tell you!)



Here’s Raekeya’s Peace Sign:


So I realized that I never got back online to finish posting pictures of our last week of community helpers so I wanted to finish posting those as well.

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Our buses that we made after discussing what their role is in the community.  I think it’s cute how school is spelled “shcool” cause we are “cool” in school. Haha… Oh, and I should mention that I totally ran out of yellow tissue paper which is why none of the buses are finished.

We learned about carpenters as well. Then the kids were able to construct different things and we talked about how hard it was to create and build something stable. We then talked about how it takes a special person to be able to see the angles and having the vision to create something.


This group constructed a bridge from the blocks.


One group constructed a chair. The picture on the right was actually an invention as well. She said you put something on the top of it and it shoots out through the opening whenever you need it to. What a thinker!


We made doctors and then made our own doctor bags! The kids loved being Doctor So-and-So!


Our Police Officers… aren’t they so stinkin’ cute?!? We colored the officers and then the kids wrote what they knew about police officers. I was really proud of their writing seeing as they did it by themselves during our FOCUS time when I was working with my babies doing interventions. We also did our fingerprints using stamps. I put those out during Open House and the kids were able to show their parents with a magnifying glass how different each fingerprint is! It was a hit!


Hope y’all have a great rest of the week. I’m praying I can get through these next two days with no incidents y’all. I am having a rough time this year with my little ones. They are doing some things that children who are 6-7 years old should NEVER be doing!!! I’m at a loss and have even asked my AP on what to do about certain behaviors. It’s so sad.