Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Wednesday! (sort of can't believe it's only Wednesday..)

So this will be random. (like my other posts aren't.)

I got my new car and got to drive it to school today! It was FANTASTIC! Lets just say that this car is a whole lot quieter-my other one had a lot of rattles. Here is a picture. The only downside to the car that I have found is that it doesn't have cruise control-which in all honesty isn't a big deal since you aren't supposed to use it in the rain and well it is almost always raining here.
sorry it's sideways.
Now on to school. We read "The Crayon Box That Talked" yesterday and drew self portraits. I turned them into a big crayon box today that says "The Many Colored Crayon's of Room 7." Tomorrow I plan to read Martin's Big Words and do an activity-which activity I am not sure. Still deciding. 

Today we had a very hectic morning. I had planned on having our first day of reading starting at 9:10. Well the reading people showed up at 8:45. (I had JUST sent the kids to their seats to complete their morning work. ugh. and they were actually being quiet and were excited to work!) Well reading went well but long. So they then had about 6 minutes to continue their work before we had music at 9:40. They were very well behaved in music! (This has been a struggle for both me and the music teacher all year. We decided right before break that we would switch our music time from Monday afternoons to Wednesday mornings and it has been SO SO SO much better! And today was even better than last week! HOORAY! This means that I got to have my planning time today! Excuse me while a celebrate this a little more!.............................................................................) 

My class has come so far since the beginning! I am still tired at the end of the day but not nearly like I was. Thank goodness! Makes me so so happy and proud when they sit the right way on the rug! We decided today that since we have been in school for 80 days that we should all have it stuck in our mind that we have to do all 5 of our jobs when we are sitting on the rug. 

I am losing a student on Friday :( She is one of the easiest students too! She is adorable and I will miss he stories about her cat Swiper so much! We start almost every morning circle time with, "My kitty Swiper is so cute. He sleeps with me. He made my nightmares go away last night. Then he got out of my bed." etc.

I also heard that I will possibly be losing another one in 30 days. (its a strange situation, can't really go into details.) It would be very sad to see her go too because she has really come a long way from the beginning of the year-but she still has a long way to go.

I also watched the Batchelor tonight finally. IT WAS AWFUL! I have watched all of the previous seasons but I am not sure I will be able to watch this one it is so awful! But we all know that I can't seem to stop watching dumb shows so I will probably watch again next week and hope that it gets better.

Anyway, I hope everyone had a great day! Enjoy the rest of your week!


Sarah said...

I love your new ride! Very cute.

Kristin said...

Congrats on the new car!
And I hear ya on The Bachelor--but I can't stop watching either.
A Teeny Tiny Teacher

Heather's Heart said...

WAHOO for a new car!

Sitting on the rug is a big deal and I completely understand the small victory we have when we achieve that! =)

I am your newest follower and I would love for you to come grab some *freebies* for your K kiddos!

Enjoy your long weekend! =)

Heather's Heart

Jessica said...

As a fellow Jeep Patriot owner I understand how awesome this car is! Congrats!

Sorry to hear about losing students. I lost one of my easier ones early in the year.

Yeah for finding a solution to your music problem. That is struggle for my first graders too.

Love your blog!

Apples and Papers

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