Okay......I will stop being Dr. Seuss-like in celebration now! It's just thatwe spent a LOT of time rhyming in Room #2 this week and I am on a roll! I am also SO happy to be back in the writing groove--and getting over my
sinus cold--so that I can devote some time to this beloved blog of mine!
Does anyone else feel like data collection, upcoming evaluation anxiety, and a new curriculum demands have all been draining all of your energy time lately?
I feel like
I've been caught in a
giant, swirling vacuum of paperwork that I
DO NOT LIKE!
(Please note the above use of large and bold print!)
This week I had an epiphany of sorts though...
and vowed to once again
make time in
my teaching and personal life for
CREATIVITY and HAPPINESS....
To make each and every Friday
(and maybe even Thursday--GASP!)
a thematic extravaganza for my students
where art, music, books, and manipulatives collide to
make learning fun and age-appropriate for everyone!
To carve out precious and much-needed time for my little learners to get out their crayons, glue sticks, and scissors to make colorful masterpieces we
to sharing the ways in which I am determined to carry out the above plan!
Do not teach soley from my manuals, but instead
"build my lessons from books"
and the life-lesson learning characters inside them.
We recently read Wodney Wat and Wodney Wat's Wobot, written by Helen Lester and illustrated by Lynn Munsinger, and talked long and seriously as a classroom family about
their anti-bullying messages.
May there always be heroes like the humble and brave Wodney Wat in your classroom, and may
the menacing Camilla Capybara "GO WEST!"
and never return!
2. Hope that my principal does NOT decide to do a walk-through during a
"brain break" when my class is doing Go Noodle's Dino Stomp If it does happen though, I hope that he will be impressed with my impersonation of a Pteranadon and a Tyrannosaurus Rex, and consider them "evidence" of
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