Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Waiting waiting.

March 25, 2014

Good day in the classroom today! Figurative language unit has come together. Bringing music and lessons together visually and hands on as one was a great idea Mrs. Shuler (my co-teacher)  I so enjoyed the presentations. On the personal note, patience is not my virtue tonight. I received call earlier that I would be a grandma tonight sometime. Now just waiting for that joyous call saying everything has gone smoothly! Sleep will more likely than not be my friend.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

My attempt at Haiku

March 23, 2014

The sun is shining
Overhead, bright, dazzling specter
Deceiving warmth, cold day

My attempt at Haiku for the day!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Happy Happy Friday

March 21, 2014

Happy happy Friday!! Thank goodness for the weekends. Time to recharge the batteries. At this time of the school year I look forward to weekends, breaks and sometimes even snow days as much as the kids do! But even then, I often look with teacher eyes to people places and things I encounter in hopes maybe to bring into my class that experience! So let the weekend begin!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The meaning behind the tunes.

March 20, 2014

First day of a new quarter. Time seems to be flying by this school year yet at the same time standing still. Each day brings excitement and aggravation. Welcome to middle school! I love being a teacher especially with this age group. Poetry in song lyrics, figurative language makes more sense it seems for they appeared to be working hard at "reading" , finding and explaining the alliteration, metaphors, simile, onamonapeoia and so on then explaining what they thought the meaning behind was. Time seemed to stand still for a few moments this morning.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Poetry all around

March 18, 2014

We are wrapping up poetry in our 6th grade English class. I am amazed by some of the work coming out of the kids. Some so simple others deeper. Finally they are realizing word choice!!! I think my personal favorite has been the bio poem. This would actually be a great activity for beginning of the school year in order to learn about your students. Today I learned a few things. Some from the hearts of 6th graders.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

March 15,2014

Vacuum check. Laundry check, dishes check, dusting check. House work done check. Time for an outing with my husband. We try to get out at least one day on weekend to explore somewhere new or revisit an old friend. This time of the year is two fold. For fun and relaxation and to scope out new and different places for summer school field trips. Where ever I go my kids are always there. What ever I can drag back to the classroom is wonderful to me. They always enjoy whatever treasures I bring back whether river rocks from Iowa, pins from the Missouri welcome center to the airman wings from an air show. Bringing the world in so my kids who don't have the chance get to "travel" I did find some good ideas for summer school, the conservation center will be interesting as a scavenger hunt at the zoo.

Friday, March 14, 2014

A little slice of sunshine

March 14,2014
Thank goodness for Friday! Going into the weekend, I know I have papers to grade, lessons to plan but it is also a time to recharge the batteries for the upcoming week. Fun and adventure is on tap for Saturday! My husband has a friend and his wife coming up from Texas and we are meeting them in Branson. Now if you have never been to Branson it is quite the sight! Lights, action all around and traffic! On any given weekend it is an assault on the senses. I am looking forward to as I have never met these people before. Not sure what to expect.