Monday, March 3, 2014

Meet the Teacher Monday & Read Across America Linky

I am linking up again with Trina at The Ordinary to Extraordinary Classroom for her "Meet the Teacher Monday" linky party. 


Meet the Teacher Monday: Dr. Seuss Edition 

1.  What is your favorite Dr. Seuss book?  Why?

My favorite Dr. Seuss book is Oh, the Places You'll Go!.  It gives everyone hope for the future.  I love thinking that you can do anything or go anywhere.  It is all for you to decide what to do with your life.

2. Do you have a favorite quote by Dr. Seuss?

I love Dr. Seuss quotes.  It is hard to pick just one, but I guess my favorite is:

"A person's a person, no matter how small."

3.  There are many life lessons to be learned from the works of Dr. Seuss.  What's your favorite life lesson to teach your students?

Mine goes along with Question/Answer number 1.  I love Oh, The Places You'll Go!.  I like how it motivates students to do their best, because the future is in their hands.

4.  Please share something special you plan to do with your class this week in honor of Dr. Seuss.

I have many plans for this week (if we ever go back due to the weather).  I hope to make Oobleck with my students.  I am able to incorporate so much with this - measurement, science, reading.

Read Across America Week Linky

I am also linking up with "Primary Chalkboard" for her Read Across America Linky party. 
 

Favorite Children's Author and Books

Max Lucado

 You Are Special (Max Lucado's Wemmicks): Max Lucado

I love all the life lessons that Max Lucado teaches in his books.  Kids love his stories, and I am able to teach a lesson out of every one of them.  I use his books a lot when I am having problems with behavior in class especially treating others the same, picking on others, etc.

Dr. Seuss





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Dr. Seuss is great for 1st graders!  I love that they also teach lessons.

Some of my other favorite authors are Laura Numeroff, Beverly Cleary, and Patricia Polacco!

I hope you have an awesome week!

Elizabeth

Saturday, March 1, 2014

March Currently

I am linking up with Farley over at "Oh' Boy 4th Grade" for her March Currently.


Listening - I am listening to the Saturday Lifetime movie.  This has become a tradition the past few weeks at my house.  My husband actually enjoys watching them, too.  (Shhh, don't tell him I told you.)

Loving - I love how much I have gotten done today.  I planned my meals for the entire month, went grocery shopping for the entire month, went to the Flea Market, visited with my parents, ran almost 2 miles, visited my friends in their new home, and sat down with the hubby to discuss house plans.  (We are meeting with the contractor tomorrow....oh my!)

Thinking - I still have so much to do.  We are celebrating Read Across America Day on Monday, and I have cheer clinic and tryouts this coming up week.  I am no where near ready!

Wanting - I wish I could just snap my fingers and everything would be done.  Then, I would have more time for family and friends.

Needing - More time!  Do you see a trend here?  Haha

????? - What do you think the question is?

I hope you have a marvelous month!

Elizabeth

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Meet the Teacher Monday - Have You Ever?

I am linking up again with Trina at The Ordinary to Extraordinary Classroom for her "Meet the Teacher Monday" linky party. 



Meet The Teacher Monday: Have You Ever?

1. Have you ever been on TV? 

No, I have never been on TV.  Maybe some day! :)

2. Have you ever been trapped in an elevator? 


Yes! When I was in high school, I went on a trip with my church youth group.  We got on an elevator in a hotel to go up to our rooms.  The guys decided to pile up on the elevator with the girls.  Right when the elevator started going, they all jumped at the same time which cause the elevator to stop.  There we were stuck on a FULL elevator with some stinky boys.  The hotel was able to open the door and we could see people, but we weren't able to get off for awhile.  Let's just say it was not fun but a definite memory.

3. Have you ever made anyone cry? 


I am a teacher.  Of course, I have made a student cry before.  I don't strive to make students cry, but sometimes it happens. :(

4. Have you ever walked into a window because it was just that clean? 

No I don't think so, but I did watch a woman walk straight into a window before going into a truck stop.  I have to admit it was hilarious, and the woman left a face print on the window.

5. Have you ever fainted in public? 


Sadly, yes.  I have a history of seizures from when I was a child.  Now, I don't have seizures, but I pass out easily due to lots of different things such as high pitches, altitude changes, etc.  I can tell when it is going to happen so I am able to warn someone.  I have fainted at Six Flags, in Germany at a castle, in Honduras in a school, and the list could go on and on. 

6. Have you ever gone to a restaurant and ate, only to realize you didn't have any money? 

No! I would be so embarrassed if this happened.  

7. Have you ever gone to greet a family member or friend and then noticed it was someone else?

I am sure I have, but I can't think of a funny story to tell.

Now it's your turn to join in on the fun!

Elizabeth

Monday, February 17, 2014

Meet the Teacher Monday - What If?

I am breaking a rule and posting twice in one day.  However, I wanted to get my Silly Student Sayings post written this weekend.  It just didn't happen, because I was enjoying spending time with my family.  Make sure you check it out, because there are some funny sayings. :)

I am linking up again with Trina at The Ordinary to Extraordinary Classroom for her "Meet the Teacher Monday" linky party. 


Meet The Teacher Monday: WHAT IF?

1. If you could stop a bad habit that you have, what habit would you stop?
Overbooking myself!  I want to do everything, and I have a hard time saying "No".

2. If you woke up suddenly because your house was on fire (God forbid), what three things would you grab?
  • My daughter
  • My purse 
  • My iPhone
I would want to grab a lot more though!

3. We live is a dystopian society, and the music police is in charge of all things music. If you were forced to listen to one song for the rest of your life, what song would it be? You can only pick one. 
"Amazing Grace" - It gives me hope now and for the future.

4. If you saw someone with their dress tucked into their SPANX, would you tell them? 
Yes! I would want someone to tell me so I would definitely tell someone else.  Of course, I would do it in a polite way. 

5. If you were given a time machine and could go back in time to give your younger self a message, what would that message be?
I would go back and tell myself to enjoy life.  I feel like I rushed through my teenage years to grow up.  I have always been a workaholic, and now I wish I could have had more fun.  Instead, I was always worried about my future.  

6. If your were able to have one supernatural power, what power would it be?
I would love to have the supernatural power to fly!  I could do so many more things if I could just get there. 

7. If you could have 25 hours a day (while everyone else still has 24), what would you do with the extra hour?
I would probably work during that extra hour which I hope it would make me feel like I was ahead if that is even possible.

8. If you could live in one time period, what time period would you choose?
I think I would have liked to live in the 50s.  I would not like the racism that occurred, but I would like the music, clothes, etc.  

9.  If you could live anywhere in the world (cost is not a factor), where would you live? 
Hawaii - I went there on my honeymoon and loved it! 

10. If you could have a grand party, and invite any 3 people in the world (dead or live, real or fictional), who would you invite?
This is hard, because I am not big on celebrities or anything.
  1. Mandisa (I have loved learning more about her lately.)
  2. Bruno Mars (He could provide the music.)
  3. Rachael Ray (She could help with the food.)
Now it's your turn!

Elizabeth

Silly Student Sayings

We all know that kids say the craziest things.  Well, one of my assistants has challenged me to keep a record of everything silly my kids say in class.  We have heard some crazy things this year.  I have started recording these things in a journal with kids' names and such.  However, I also wanted to share with my readers on here.  I plan on updating on the weekends when one occurs. So check back to see what is said in a first grade room. :)

Teacher: "Why are you at your backpack?"
Student: "I thought I came to school with diapers in my backpack."
Teacher: "Why would you have diapers?  Do you need them?"
Student: "No, but my mom might with my baby brother."

I am glad my backpack area doesn't look like this!
Source: http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/originals/d8/43/ba/d843ba149a18579a5f95fd38df9b0283.jpg

Teacher: "Does anyone know why the police called the mother a cuckoo?"
Student: "No, but she must be from Bolivar.  My parents say that all the cuckoos live in Bolivar."

Teacher: "Why have you been acting up today?"
Student: "You know what caused my misbehavior?  It's this scar under my eye.  It has caused me to act this way."

Student: "Why is that written sloppy?" (Pointing to the Promethean Board in which I had typed something.)
Teacher: "You mean this?" (Pointing to a book title in italics.)
Student: "Yes, it's sloppy.  You wouldn't let me turn my work in like that."

Student: "Do I have a booger in my nose?" (As he comes to me with his head back)
Source: http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/65/a1/a1/65a1a1ea6093bbfb985af8b2ba9118bc.jpg

Can't wait to see what else comes up!  Here's to a great week!

Elizabeth