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
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!