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Today, I was visiting a sprout in the nurse’s office who wasn’t feeling well. ‘Chaotic’ is not a word to throw round lately… the nurse’s office can be a place of pure chaos. Â We have a new nurse this year and I’ve really started to grow fond of her. H… Read full post »
Today, as the whistle blew to end recess on an amazingly warm day, Penny came up running behind me and grabbed my hand. Â She looked up at me with adoration only a six-year-old can have for her teacher.
“Oh Penny, do you think you’ll come visit me when you’re in first… Read full post »
Yesterday I read the lovely St. Patrick’s Day in the Morning by Eve Bunting. After hearing it for the first time a few years ago, it became a favorite of mine.
The story is about Jamie, the youngest in a family of boys, who wants to prove to his brothers he’s… Read full post »
The Golden Rule… Treat others as you would like to be treated, or something close is pretty basic.
I don’t appreciate tattling just to get another child in trouble. Â If someone is in danger, that’s a different cup of tea, but telling on someone just to get them in trouble, o… Read full post »
Today, my sprouts learned an invaluable lesson and it was all thanks to Penny.
Mrs. D. was just about to read There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover (to be clear, while I appreciate the creativity that goes into these books, this one was really stretching it…). Â After a… Read full post »
Today was another (oddly) warm andÂ beautifulÂ day. Â With a meeting all morning, I was fighting a headache and just happy to be with my sprouts.
As I stood on the playground, looking over the kids playing, suddenly a pile of leaves came over my head.
Every Monday I have bus duty. Bus duty is not my favorite thing to do at school… let’s just leave it at that. Â My duty is in one of the music rooms. I’m lucky because there is a television and I can play a video to keep the cherubs calm why… Read full post »
Thursdays are always difficult. Â We have no special and for some reason the full moon always seems to arrive on Thursday to boot! Â By lunchtime, I’m ready for a few quiet minutes eating in the teacher’s room.
Well last Thursday, as I’m sitting eating my peanut butter and je… Read full post »
As we head into the Spring, our assessments are showing a few sprouts really struggling with number identification (especially teen numbers) and certain sight words. Â After vacation, Mrs. D. came in with a new game – one I’d never seen used in kindergarten, cup stacking.
No… Read full post »
Spring has sprung. Â Well at least for the day… exactly one week ago we had a snow day and over a foot of snow. Â Today it was sixty-two degrees!
Naturally, with such amazing weather, one of our playgrounds was closed and the other was really too muddy for kindergartners to navigate.… Read full post »
This afternoon, about twenty minutes before my lunch was over, I wandered up to see my third grade Reading Buddies. Â I did this for two reasons: first, I wanted candy and I know Mrs. F. and Mrs. G. have the best candy drawer, second I just wanted to say hello and… Read full post »
What is it about two kids wearing the same shirt (or even the same entire outfit) that just tickles kindergartners. Â Whenever this happens, both children come running over to point out their shirt twin. Â This is what I’ve started calling it – “You’re shirt twins!̶… Read full post »
Oh Monday… Today I took my class on a field trip to see the play Seussical… it was an hour long play, which I thought would be just the right amount of time… I fear I was wrong. When the play was over and we were walking to the bus, a… Read full post »
Yesterday, when Penny arrived, she didn’t walk in… she skipped in. Â I noticed right away, because Penny almost always skips everywhere. Â We have a rule about walking to keep us safe, but skipping isn’t really running and she isn’t going super fast, so I usually… Read full post »
Oh how I love getting email from readers… here’s one recently sent:
I am a first year education student and I too am planning on teaching in a younger year classroom (anywhere from k-5) and am wondering whether you found that being a male in that position has caused… Read full post »
“Where is your bag of work to do if we have a snow day tomorrow?” She wondered.
Now, to be fair, she is a second grade teacher… I used to teach second grade and it’s hard… also, not… Read full post »
Yesterday, IÂ receivedÂ the following email from a reader:
This is my first year in Kindergarten. I enjoy it. I love helping my little ones learn… I have 3 or 4 that aren’t getting it in ELA. I look at their scores and they seem to be falling more and more behind. It… Read full post »
Of course coming back after a week out is always tough. Â When I have a sprout tell me, “I love school, I love you, I missed you” – well that makes it all a little better.
Today, I had to wonder if vacations are meant to make us realize how much… Read full post »
Yes, I’m back! Â I had an amazing, restful, exciting trip. Â One of the most incredible adventures I had was snorkeling in the middle of the ocean on a reef. Â I saw some of the mostÂ beautifulÂ fish, but the highlight was seeing an elusive sea turtle!Â I raised my head out of the water… Read full post »
Wow, when I started this blog a few years ago, I never thought I’d get so much love online. Â Wait, that sounds bad… I remember setting up the facebook page for the blog and thinking, ‘Wow, if only one hundred people followed, that would be pretty cool!’
Soon, one hundr… Read full post »
David is a rotund little fellow who simply adores food. Â I’ve never met a kindergartner who loves food as much as David. Â He talks about being hungry and eating all the time. Â He even writes about food. Â To be clear, he isn’tÂ malnourished in any way… quite the opposite.… Read full post »
From Valentine’s delivery to waiting to open them (I probably heard, “When can we op… Read full post »
Ok, this is a little silly… just fair warning.
Today was our 100th day of school. Â This afternoon, we were making our special necklaces with fruity cereal (the off brand works super). When the first little girl finished her necklace and I had tied it on, I took her hand, walked… Read full post »
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3 -Â theÂ gravitationalÂ attraction of the mass of the earth, the moon, or a planet for bodies at or near its surfaceÂ (2)Â :a fundament… Read full post »