Thursday, March 30, 2017

Things My Thing Graders Say v. 18

kid 1: my brain can't handle this
kid 2: it can't handle the truth? 

me: can you say easy way out?
kid 1: easy way out...
kid 2: not what she meant

kid: I shall....persevere...maybe!

kid: i tried 100 times
me: try 101
kid: ugh fine one more try

kid: i want a tutu and a jetpack
me: those aren't natural colors
kid: they are to natural colors! 
me: lakes aren't orange

kid: is mini-sota tiny?

kid: do they text in texas?

me: we do this to help you learn
kid: nah...it doesn't help
me: when you have two education degrees we can talk

kid: wait, what's our country
me: i pledge allegience to the flag of the...
kid: wellll we're actually not that united these days 
kid 1: there is no one to blame
kid 2: you can blame me?
kid 1: eh no thanks

boy: you clean it up
girl: i am not your maid! 

kid 1: did you cut your hair
kid 2: seriously, you think she cuts her own hair
kid 1: good point do we trust her with scissors
me: thanks guys....

me: guys, tattling is so second grade
kid: eh it's more like so kindergarten

me: eyes on me please
kid: it's going to be really messy if we all put our eyes ON you! 
kid: yes ma'am
me: did you just 'yes ma'am' me
kid: you know it

kid: no no i'm the only dealer
me: oh really now
kid: yep, the best dealer in all of third grade
me: ummmmmmm

kid: can I write "i said sorry you don't have a horse...apologetically"
me: that works

kid 1: whose going to read this article
me: it'll be in the weekly school update email
kid 2: we're going to be school famous!

me: ID is which state....
kid: i forgot
me: idaho
kid: knew it was something hoe
me: it's a little noisy
kid: i know because we're talking!

kid: idamoose

kid: i had a phonics dream over break it was wordy
me: do you see how funny that statement is?
kid: it wasn't funny it was a nightmare the books were eating me!

me: what does groan mean
kid: what I do allll day.....are we done now?

kid 1: how did you think so fast
ms. gerber: because i'm smart
kid 2: that's a really logical explanation!
kid 1: doe a deer a female dear
moose obsessed kid: moo a moose a female moose
kid 3: COW

ms. gerber: thanks for the ego boost!
kid: hey that's a phonics word!

me: america is a nation of immigrants
kid: they get the job done!

kid: it's spring why is there snow
me: oh come on you know it doesn't just go poof on the first day of spring
kid: a girl can dream

me: oops I skewed the data
kid: you screwed!?!?!!
me: NO!
kid: what did you screw!?

me: stop. Please. Stop!!


   

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Slow Down

Slow down, you move too fast...
You got to make the morning last...

{Simon and Garfunkel - 59th Street Bridge Song}

I am always on the go. 
Do this. Do that. Adventure here. Adventure there. 

This past week, though, my body made me slow down. Some random health things and a few days where I was forced to slow down. 

It's ok to spend four days on the couch.
It's ok to barely move for four days.
It's ok to binge watch an entire season of Grace & Frankie in one day.
It's ok to just be meh.
It's ok to be bored and lazy.

Granted, it shouldn't take a health scare to make me slow down, but I for sure learned from this - slowing down is a good thing! Sometimes, the next adventure can wait.



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Monday, March 27, 2017

The Good. The Random. The Fun. v. 13

The Good:
I found a new vegan cream cheese and it's amazing! Made for a tasty lox and cream cheese sandwich!


The Random:
This may be the funniest autocorrect fail ever... I have the rest of my SRI training this week...my phone thinks I have something else...

The Fun:
We wrapped up our Geography unit and the kids wrote amazing postcards about the state they researched.


   

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Scav Hunt Sunday: Bikes and Blooms

Clear:
Gorgeous clear day for a run through Kenmore Sq.

Craving:
Doesn't everyone crave pumpkin cookies in March...?

Bloom:
There is something so beautiful about early spring blooms, getting ready to emerge.

Orange:
 Orange you glad it's biking weather finally?

Spring:
No spring yet...flower courtesy of the Trader Joe's floral section!


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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Celebrating Dr. Seuss

I am a lover of all things Dr. Seuss. I saw an awesome activity for Dr. Seuss' birthday on Teaching In Room 6 and finally was able to make it work in our schedule. The main task aligned so well with our current reading comprehension goals and it was great to switch gears and have some fun in reading groups!
The main task was to read a classic Dr. Seuss book, discuss the story in their small group, and then rename the story. We've learned how to use the theme and message of a story to generate a new equally fitting title for books. The added bonus here was to come up with Dr. Seuss worthy titles!
The kids loved this week of reading fun! It was great to let our hair down and do a fun project. The kids got a trip out of the new titles they came up with and they all got to flex their artistic muscles.

I'm so glad we finally did this project - for sure a yearly activity for me now!


   

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Fairwell Winter

Spring is here, I hear...
Spring is here, I hear...

{Spring is Here -- Frank Sinatra}

Happy first full day of spring...?

Winter hung on to the last moment this year.

Nearly a foot of snow in the last week of winter...
Windy and very cold temps right up until the equinox...

It was amazing to think we were "roasting" at the end of February with a serious taste of nearly summer and in the ice box straight through March.

I am usually a winter lover, but this year I am ready for some warmth.
Ready to not be cold.
Ready to see some color on the trees!

Spring...where art though!?


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Monday, March 20, 2017

The Good. The Random. The Fun. v. 12

The Good:
I saw the second show in my Broadway in Boston subscription this week. I had already seen this once before and it was just as fantastic the second time around!

The Random:
Sooooooo....March came in like a polar bear. We went from ending February with record breaking temps near 80 and got some snow last week and then had temps WELL below freezing...and then got a blizzard...oh New England.

The Fun:
I did a virtual 5k in honor of Pi Day. 3.14 miles to be exact. The entry fee went to support STEM education for girls. It was a lovely 14 with the windchill when I set out. I had a lovely wind burn but a lovely feeling of supporting a good cause, plus I earned some new hardware!


   

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