First I have to add a little not about Thursday!
I needed to do some MLK activities with my kiddos. So We read Martin's Big Words. THE KIDS LOVED IT! And they understood it! We finished the book and decided to make a list of words that described what Dr. King did or words that described him. One little one raises her hand and says, "He respected all people but one day a man didn't respect him!" She (really all of them were) was so irritated about the fact that someone shot a man who was trying to do the right thing! Then we drew some pictures of Dr. King and wrote "Martin Luther King Jr. was a good person." I was impressed with their pictures.
Yesterday was the last day for one of my little ones. (I'm sad because she was one of the easiest students!) So we had a little special snack, I kept it a secret snack all day, cupcakes. Then we gave her the book we made the day before and we had some play time. I brought in the puppet theatre that I got for christmas for the first time. They loved it!
|There were about 15 kids who wanted to play in the beginning so the little on on the left took on the role of teacher/bossy pants. It was very entertaining.|
|These are the kids who got tired of waiting to perform their show and decided to play in the kitchen or watch the computers instead.|
|I think in the end there were about 5 shows performed total.|
Now I am celebrating the fact that I have a three day weekend to use my OLW:Relax. It is nearly 10am and I am still in my pajamas on the couch watching last nights Extreme Makeover Home Edition. They are in Joplin and they are going to build 7 houses! Great episode so far!
Now my plan to de-clutter my classroom.
1-stuff I do not want will go to the staff room or I will send out an email to the staff listing what I have to get rid of.
2- Stuff that I don't need and nobody else wants will go in the trash! (My janitor will be THRILLED! She absolutely loves it when people get rid of stuff.)
3-I will be bringing in a new filing stacker, getting rid of my filing cabinet I think (I don't ever use it and it is so big!)I will definitely be looking in the attic to see if maybe there is a small bookshelf that could take the place of the filing cabinet. If not I will go to my dad's house and get one-since I have 3 there. I will also be finding a way to organize my front counter and hopefully find a new home for my giant orange math crate that takes up half of that counter. Cleaning out my desk and making it useful again. Deciding whether or not I want to keep my big red table...
Now back to my relaxing and listening to the wind howl. Or maybe I will get up and get dressed for the day...
Enjoy your three day weekend!