Monday, May 30, 2011


I had nothing to really write about planned for this summer, but have now been inspired by other teacher blogs while reading the summer lists at Littlest Learners. What an awesome group of ambitious teachers! So, I decided to change my mind (hey, a girl can always change her mind) and make my own list to share.
Personal Plans:
1. Get my house organized.
2. Meet my newest nephew.
3. Plant some flowers in my yard, dig up old ugly bushes and put in new ones (or watch my husband dig them up and then I'll put in new ones. lol), and remember to WATER the things.
4. Paint my china cabinet. I cannot wait to give that thing a new lease on life!
5. Buy and install a doggy door on my screened-in porch.
6. Work at my summer job and enjoy it.
Teacher Plans:
1. Make more file folder games.
2. Plan for reader and writer workshops. (And read up on the best ways to do that.)
3. Look for and carry out good ways to organize my classroom library.
4. Make these awesome reader's response cards I saw on someone's blog (and I am so sorry I do not remember who right now).
5. Pre-make displays for bulletin boards, etc.
6. Find a system to better organize student work (I am so horrible at that).

Seems like plenty for now...

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Thought This was Funny

Friday we were working on end of the year scrapbooks... the kids were kind of hanging out and talking and cutting and gluing... you know, scrapbook stuff. Anyhow, I was sitting next to one child who was working on her book. Another girl then came nad leaned over the first child. The first child said, "Who this?" (pronounced "who dis"?). A little girl sitting next to her said, "I know a word that rhymes with "dis". The first girl says, "yeah. It starts with a p." (I am holding back laughter and saying, "Oh, let's not use that word.") At the same time the little girl says, "No. I wasn't talking about that word. My rhyming word starts with a k." (I'm thinking, "Thank God.") I say, "Oh! Well then," and make a fishy-kissy face at her. She then squeals and goes back to her work. lol! LOVE these kids!!