Monday, October 18, 2010

Tales from the 1st grade: Moments that make it worth it

It's been a ROUGH day! However, in the craziness there were a few memorable quotes:

"Your clothes are pretty. Those look like jeans. My mama used to wear jeans when she was skinny like you."

"I'm not able to go to school. I need to wait until I'm older! I want to go home now."

Another teacher came up to me after school and asked, "Did I hear you say, 'You have to keep your clothes on at school! " My reply, "Unfortunately, yes! That's what I said."

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Tales from the 1st grade: Alligators

I often have my students walk like an animal when they are moving back to their seat. It gives them an opportunity for movement which they desperately need. I usually have them walk like a monkey, elephant, kangaroo, etc. Today I asked them to walk like an alligator. 3 of the 17 stretched their arms and walked snapping their arms like an alligator. The REST of them all laid on the floor and crawled to their seats! HA! I should have seen that one coming!

In other news....My best friend had a baby last week so I was out of school for 3 days. While I was out one of my students told my principal I had a baby. Today that student asked me where my baby was!