Wednesday, May 25, 2011

First Grade was a Slice!

And I mean it. This was one of the better years I've had. The kids were great. I had a good mix of highs and lows. I truly didn't have tears this year when it came to fighting. They all got along well. And to top it off, I didn't have any problems with parents. That's awesome! I've been teaching for 24 years and have had some interesting classes. This is one of my favorites and hate to see them go (don't get me wrong, I'm ready for summer). So, here is our last bulletin board of the year. I hope your year was just as wonderful as mine.
Now, on to more summer classes. Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Why I Teach First Grade

Okay, here's another reason I teach first grade. The class was lined up to go home today and one of the kiddies said, "Don't for you have to go to school tonight." I said, "Yep, I have just enough time to go home, take a short nap, have a snack and head to class." Well, one of the girls said don't forget to take a shower first and I told her I don't have time before class and why, did I smell stinky? She responded  with, "Well, you never tell us when you take a shower and you're supposed to so you probably haven't had  a shower yet this school year." We all were laughing with that one. Kids say the darndest things!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Out of this World

This project turned out great. We have been doing a unit on the solar system so we painted the earth. First they sponged painted the land and then they sponged the water. After it dried we painted pearlized paint over the whole picture and when it dried the whole picture was covered in glitter to look like the stars. They were so meticulous painting the earth, it was cute. Another easy project to do.

So, I just had to show you this picture. For mother's day my daughter and her friends did a breast cancer walk in Chicago and one of the houses on the route decorated their garage. It was so funny, everyone was
taking pictures. We had a great time, and the weather was perfect.  Anyway, thanks for stopping by.