Saturday, July 30, 2011

Pet Peeves

Alisha over at the Bubbly Blonde is hosting a linky party about our pet peeves of teaching ( why, I can't imagine having any pet peeves with these little darlings!) I have read about some real good ones and most of them fit into my own pet peeve catagory but here are a few more of my own. Enjoy!
1. When I ask a question, their hands go up, I call on someone and then they have to start thinking for the answer and then we are waiting for them to come up with an answer. This drives me crazy. They don't get it that they have to have an answer and then raise their hands.
2. When we take a washroom break together. They want to run down the hall like they can't hold it anymore, insead they immediately line up to come back to the room. They want to be the first one in line to come back. Then  once we are back in the classroom it never fails, within five minutes those are the same kids who need to use the washroom.
3. Slamming the lockers is another pet peeve. When I ask the locker helpers to make sure all the lockers are closed out in the hallway I can hear them slamming each and every one. It drives me nuts!
4. And, among others, pencil sharpening. When I am teaching a lesson to the whole class or reading them a story one of the little darlings decides to get up and sharpen their pencil.

I 'm sure there are  many other pet peeves (like ridiculous announcements over the speaker in the middle of a lesson) just give me a few weeks with the kiddies and I'll remember them. Be sure to hop over to the Bubbly Blondeand check out the other wonderful teachers' pet peeves.


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Colorado Vacation

What a beautiful part of the world. My daughter and I flew out to Denver to spend some time with my sister and we did a lot of sightseeing. This is a picture of the famous Stanley Hotel up in Estes Park, Colorado. If you haven't been there it's a must. This hotel overlooks the Rocky Mountains and is just beautiful! Not to mention HAUNTED! This hotel is the place that Stephen King got his inspiration for the movie The Shining.
It is supposed to be haunted. They even give a "haunted" tour of the hotel, which we had to do. It was awesome and we got a ton of great pics. Anyway, yesterday when we developed the pictures we saw something interesting in the picture of Casey standing in front of the door where Stephen King stayed in and wierd things happened to him in there. It looks like a face on the door. Is this really a ghost or something? I can't explain it and am not too sure if I believe in ghosts but this picture is really creepy. What do you think?
Have you ever been there?  I guess I am trying to believe it's a ghost but I'm just not sure of it.
So, that's what we did last week and now on to more school planning. We start summer school next week for 2 weeks. It's more of a refresher for these kids.  Hope everyone is having a great summer. I've seen a ton of awesome units planned for the new year. Thanks to everyone for sharing them.  Have a great week!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Freebies Galore!

Be sure to check out  for a linky party for a ton of awesome freebies. What teacher doesn't love freebies!!
Have a happy FIREWORKS day!