Friday, April 30, 2010

Field day the Event

Since I can not upload pictures of the kids... this is a picture of me and my teaching partner. As you can see she was representing UGA Bulldogs. But what you can't see is my cute tiger tail hanging from my jeans. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

Well today the kids showed up ready to represent CLEMSON and be TIGERS. They were dressed in their ORANGE and PURPLE. I heard Tiger Rag all day long and cheered my little tigers onto as many victories as possible. I did not let my kids cheat. If they did two Jumping Jacks instead of three I made them go back. But they had amazing attitudes and cheered on the other students and other teams. Sadly, to my dismay, there was no victory in the tug-of-war...not even a placement. Oh well. My kids were amazing and the best part of all... they had a BLAST!!!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Field Day

Tomorrow is field day!!! I am excited about this year's theme. Each class has chosen a college to be their team. I of course chose CLEMSON!!! At first the kids were not happy about the choose because they did not get to vote. I used my power of authority and told them that some decisions I get to make with out their input... and this was one of those times.

Today the negative attitude took a turn for the better... I taught them C-L-E-M in cadence count and they LOVE that we are Clemson. They also got excited when I made our banner with the big ORANGE tiger paw on it. So I think they forgive me for not including them in the decision making...

Come back tomorrow to see how we did. Truth, i am not sure we will do well, but all I am hoping for is a victory over the VOLS!!!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


You would think that when you are 10 or 11 life would be simple. Your biggest daily decision is whether you are going to have PB&J or pizza for lunch!!! Over the past few months I have found that my girls have way bigger fish to fry than PB&J and pizza.

Today I was approached by one of my girls during recess and she told me this long story about how she is no longer friends with one of my other girls. I mean seriously!!! They are 10! What is soooooo dramatic that they don't want to be friends? This is good. Apparently, one girl is mad at the other for not watching a particular T.V. show. REALLY? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? A TV SHOW!!! And then of course they expect me to miraculously fix it. I have no idea what to do for them... I am at a loss. I would love suggestions...


Friday, April 23, 2010

CRCT is Over

All I have for today is praise the Lord that the CRCT is OVER!!! My kids were so over testing that I let them play heads up 7 up!!! They loved it. I remember playing that game and looking at people's shoes so I would know who picked me. I know, sneaky.

I am ready to go back to normal...whatever that may be when you are teaching. Since testing is over...bring on the projects. I am excited to see what the next 3 weeks has in store.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Goose at Recess

Tomorrow is the last day of testing!!! Horay!!!

As pormised yesterday I will share the goose at recess story since nothing sensational happened today at school.

Tuesday, I took the kids out to recess even though it was raining. I knew they needed to be outside since they had been cooped up testing all day, So I decided to risk it. When the kids reached the door one boy informed me that there was a goose on the field. I released the children into the wild and told them to stay away from the goose and off the field (since it was wet). Apparently, I live in the land of opposites and whatever I tell the children they do the opposite of what I say. So of course they ran down the stairs and decided to try and touch the goose. I eventually got them away from the goose and focused on playing, but then the rain happened. As we ran inside one of my boys ran to the goose and scared the poor thing away. Oh well so much for leaving the goose alone...The goose encounter did lead to some really interesting impersonations when we got back inside. There is nothing like looking down the hallway at one of your boys and seeing him pretending to walk and fly like the goose. HA!!! It was pretty interesting and odd.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Day One

Over this past weekend my best friend from College suggested that I start a blog about all the crazy things my students do. So here I am blogging for the very first time. As any good writer, I am going to write from the heart and tell the truth. Ok What ever.

Today we had the infamous Mathmatics CRCT. This FREAKED me out. I am worred that they may not do well inspite of my superior teaching skills (ha whatever). As I looked at some of the questions, I realized that I had taught the material (good sign). But here is the kicker... one student using his slash the trash strategy (getting rid of the worng answers) slashed THE CORRECT ANSWER!!! Mental head slap when I saw this and A LOT of yelling in my head. Then a calm came over me and I pictured my principle announcing to the school that all of MY students passes the math CRCT!!! Keep on dreaming girl. No matter how good of a teacher I am, I am just not sure if this is possible. Hey, I teach children and they are SOOOOOO unpredictable. So who knows what will happen.

Well I hope you enjoyed my first post. Let me know what you think. I will tell you about the goose at recess tomorrow!