Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tales from the 1st grade: Welcome to my world

I haven't written much about this school year. I assure you that it's not because I've had a lack of material! This class is the most challenging group I've had. Now that I've had time to adjust to the challenges I've found ways to enjoy the absolute hilarity that ensues in my class on a daily basis. (Trust me, it took a few weeks for me to see and appreciate the humor). Here's a glimpse of my day:

8:00 am - Student goes under desk to get something she dropped.
8:03ish: Student begins wailing because her head is stuck! It was indeed wedged between 2 desks. I'm still not sure how that happened.

8:15 - I remind students to go to the bathroom before they go to specials. One student replies, "I'm going to have to poo when I get to specials". I say, "You need to go now instead of waiting". He replies, "But my poo is not ready yet (as he rubs his belly). It needs to sit a while longer!".

12:00 - Student returns from lunch with a chicken bone (from lunch) in his pocket. He has washed the bone and is very excited to take it home to show his parents. This student is one of the challenges I spoke of at the beginning of the post. So, instead of fighting him over the chicken bone I agree to let him keep it (That's called 'choosing your battles'!). During math he began acting out. After several attempts to redirect him I finally said, "I'm going to take your chicken bone if you don't start making good choices right now!". I was really hoping no one in the hallway heard that statement! I mean REALLY?! My behavior management plan now includes negotiating possession of A CHICKEN BONE?!?

Don't you wish you spend a day in my class? =D

Monday, September 13, 2010

Church Sign: Be careful little tongue...

Saw this one while visiting my sister this weekend:


Monday, September 6, 2010

Church Sign: Two tablets

Sorry for the vertical sign. I've tried to rotate it but it returns to this position every time. Maybe it's paying homage to the "tablets". =) I had Miki turn around and go back so I could take this picture. I took it with my phone (read...no zoom) so I had to walk up to it to take the picture. There was obviously some event going on the Saturday we took it because there were tons of cars in the parking lot. I was praying I wouldn't have to explain why I was taking a picture of their sign!

"For fast relief take two tablets-The 10 Commandments"