Saturday, September 21, 2013

Five for Friday

I'm joining with Doodle Bugs Teaching for her weekly linky party Five for Friday.

1. I want to tell you about one of my little friends in my class. She can be just an absolute treasure and then completely, for no reason do a 180. She is one of my older students, but you wouldn't guess if from the way she acts. She is always blurting out and if I give someone a compliment, she always pipes up, "What about me?" When she gets mad, she says, " I thought you were a nice teacher, I wanted to be in your class. I didn't know you were a mean teacher. I want to go to the other class!" She gets upset with other kids easily also. The other day she came to me and said another girl was staring at her. I said, It's probably because you are so pretty." You should have seen the look on her face when I told her that. I told her the next time someone is staring at you, just remind yourself, "Oh yeah, I'm beautiful!" She walked away with out another word and a very happy look on her face. I wish she were always that easy.

2. We have been studying the body systems in core Knowledge So as I said in my last post, I pulled out this song from Scholastics "101 Science Song and Poems for young Learners" to go along with what we have been learning. I must say the kids learned the whole song very quickly. We only worked on it 3 days and most of them had the words and tune.

3. You know how all kids seem to just love puppets, when I found this puppet awhile back in an alphabet puppet book that I pulled out and put with my Human Body unit. It was all I could do to keep the kids from coloring blood dripping off of the skull! lol
 To add a little learning to it, we glued this little information page that I made on the back of the puppet. Now we are ready for to sing the song with the puppets to another class. : )

4. When I first got on Pinterest, one of my first pins was this
from The Techy Teacher. I have wanted to try it out ever since I first saw it. every year, I would forget about it until it was too late. So finally last week I remembered to buy a pumpkin so I could give it a try with my class. I just bought a small pumpkin (not a mini) so it would sit in the window sill. I'll let you know how it goes. I am a little concerned that the flies will be swarming all around it, but we'll see.

5. Before I cut the pumpkin open, we of course had to do a little pumpkin exploration. I have already ran out of my allotted copies for the month so instead of using the really cute pumpkin page I found, the kid wrote in their journal instead. We estimated the weight, measured it with Unifix Cubes, measured how big around it was, how many lines were on it, etc... After I cut the top off, I passed it around for the kids to smell and touch. all of the kids got to take home a their own pumpkin seed planted in a cup.

Enjoy your weekend!

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  1. I love what you told your little one about the person who was staring. That was a brilliant response!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

    1. Thanks Tammy! I was surprised it worked, she was speechless and happy! :D

  2. Oh man, sounds like your year is going similar to mine! And I haven't seen the pumpkin thing, I'll be keeping my eye out for updates on yours!

    Teaching in the Tongass

    1. It is a challenging year, I won't be able to say that I'm bored. I'll give an update late on the pumpkin. : )

  3. I am intrigued by that pumpkin! Do you know the Skeleton Dance. It is one of my favorite brain breaks for fall. Just youtube it and it should come up.
    Chickadee Jubilee

    1. I have seen it before, I completely forgot about it. I'll try it class needs lots of brain breaks! lol Thanks!