Teaching is a work of heart.

Apr 23

“Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.” — Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free (via observando)

(via psych-facts)

Plans for culmination so far

All the kinder classes are going to preform 4 songs and a dance in the auditorium.  Then, I am going to have refreshments and sweets in the room for all the parents.  I am planning on projecting all the pictures I have taken throughout the year in a slideshow with some music.  Then, I am going to have the kids perform a short poem in the classroom about going to first grade. Then BOOM culmination is over.

With kindergarten culmination coming up, I am taking a stroll on memory lane.  One of the songs the kids are going to sing is “I am a Pizza.”

Please tell me you learned that in elementary school…it was one of my favorites!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RI__sfDHfs

Sometimes I read vacancies as vaccines.

This is entertaining while I look at teaching “vaccines.” 

aflowerforastar said: I was considering having my students start growing their own plants but now I’m going to have to reconsider…

Don’t let that deter you from planting…just see if you are able to have a section outside that you can devote to your plants.  Planting with kids is a great way to integrate fun, teaching, and possible a new experience for some.  My kids loved it.

For what it’s worth

tomes-away:

It takes a lot of strength to allow yourself to fall apart and to trust that the people who love you will love you enough to help you put the pieces back together and to be patient as you push against the seams and figure out that you’re not actually broken.

Observation from mentor tomorrow and observation + evaluation from principal on Friday AND

I am losing my voice.

Of course I am.

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amiteachingyet:

Movement is so important to me and my kids. Kinders simply cannot sit on the carpet for long periods of time. Like 5 minutes. Soooooo… I love gonoodle so much! Brain breaks with dance moves, track and field activities, and even hip songs like Happy (with Minions!) and Let It Go from the movie Frozen. It’s a cool reward for the kids and I tell ya what, playing Happy can really improve the grumpy teacher’s mood.

GoNoodle is amazing!

amiteachingyet:

Movement is so important to me and my kids. Kinders simply cannot sit on the carpet for long periods of time. Like 5 minutes.
Soooooo… I love gonoodle so much! Brain breaks with dance moves, track and field activities, and even hip songs like Happy (with Minions!) and Let It Go from the movie Frozen.
It’s a cool reward for the kids and I tell ya what, playing Happy can really improve the grumpy teacher’s mood.

GoNoodle is amazing!

So we are going about our morning routine and I hear two kids shout, “It has pinchers it has pinchers!”

And I’m like oh boy….

So I go and see this insect on the table I have never seen before.

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Disgusted and freaked out at the same time, I grabbed a box on the table to squash it and the pesky thing wouldn’t die…After a good 10 hits and squishing to make sure it’s dead, it finally dismembered.  I usually capture insects like crickets and we let them free outside but this one was something out of a horror movie.  It had to go.

Needless to say there were 22 screaming kindergarteners I had to calm down so I forgot about being freaked out.

I came home and did some research and it turns out it is called an earwig and they’re attracted to plants.  I bring the plants into the room when school is out because I do not want them ruined.  Looks like I am going to have to leave them out and away from the classroom.

Now I am sitting home wondering if there are 50 more of them lurking in my classroom.