Spring break...Are you there? It's me, Christina.
Thankfully, I am an avid follower of Heather's blog over at Heather's Heart. She is just about the sweetest, most caring teacher I have had the chance to meet in "blog world." As if it was a message from above, she wrote a beautiful post yesterday about patience. In her post, she talks about a book she uses (which has immediately gone on my must-read list) and posted a poem for teachers. Please head over to her blog and check this out. You will love it!
This morning, I prayed for more patience on my way to work...and my kiddos and I were back to normal today- laughing and learning and keeping eraser tops on the top of our pencils. :)
I found this hall pass picture on Pinterest and had to share. It definitely gave me a little laugh. :)
In other parts of my little second grade world, I fished out my April/May folders to plan ahead a bit. Every year, I do a Vocabulary Parade with my kids. All year, we keep a vocabulary notebook. We learn about, write down, define, and illustrate a word at the end of each day.
In May, I assign each child a word from our notebook. They then have to "dress up" to show the meaning of their word. We parade around the school through classrooms to share our vocabulary words and costumes with everyone. It is so much fun and the kids really get into it! Plus, it's an excellent way for us to review key words at the end of the year. Here are some pictures of last year's class.
Tomorrow is jean day - yay! I also get to meet with my florist tomorrow to discuss the flowers. I am not the kind of girl to have a "favorite flower" nor have I dreamed of what the flowers would look like on my wedding day. I have only two requirements: 1) They are not dead or dying. 2) They are not the annoyingly tall centerpieces I've seen at weddings lately. If I wanted to play hide and seek with my friends and family at the reception tables, I would have invited them to a picnic. :)
Off to bed. I hope everyone has a *fabulous* Friday!