Tuesday, November 23, 2010

So what are you thankful for?

A first grade list of thankfulness.  Who isn't thankful for his Wii??

No matter what grade you're teaching, you're always going to discuss with your students about what they're thankful for in their lives.  Every year when I create this list, it's always fun to hear some of the interesting things they're thankful for...

Along with my mile-long list of personal thankfulness, I'm also thankful to be employed, to be able to work with amazing professionals, and to do what I love...

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Check out this blog!

I can't seem to add this blog onto my list of favorites, so I guess I have to post how fabulous it is.  It's called Look at My Happy Rainbow, and it's all about the adventures of a male kindergarten teacher.  He has some very cute stories about his little "sprouts".  Check out the "Turkey Time" song he posted little friends from last year would have loved dancing to this!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Starting to think about Thanksgiving...

You know teachers, always thinking a little ahead...or maybe frantically trying to catch up.  I'm probably part of the latter group.  Anyway, I was perusing my bookmarks when I found this site with all sorts of Thanksgiving poems and songs.  I remember last year it was my mission to find fun/educational/vocabulary-enhancing poetry, chants, and/or songs for shared reading.  Anyway, my favorite song is "Albuquerque the Turkey" because it's just so darn catchy.  When it's May and I allow students to choose a poem or song for morning meeting, they choose this one (along with Jingle Bells).  You gotta love first graders...

Thursday, November 4, 2010

National Novel Writing Month

So thanks to A Purse Full of Cheerios, I found out that this is National Novel Writing Month.  I'm a little bit late to this party, but I figured I'd post about it anyway.  This wonderful site is a cool opportunity young writers to transform themselves into novelists!!