1. We celebrated our Cool Beans behavior chart getting filled! $.97 package of balloons and ten minutes of balloons and music (they wanted some 50's music). You would have thought they were in heaven! They had SO. MUCH. FUN! It was delightful to watch them.
Hide Tom Turkey by Teacher's Take Out on Teacher's pay Teachers.
|Our first returned student project: Batman. Who is NOT a turkey!|
|Dry erase boards work well|
5. We read the book "Thankful" that finally came in our Scholastic Book Order. (Yay for Scholastic Books)! We have already learned the sight words: "I" "am" and "for". I put the word thankful on the board. Students were supposed to use their resources (they have been practicing spelling these sight words for a while now, as well as being on the word wall bulletin board) to write "I am thankful for..." and then finish the sentence by writing the sounds they hear when they say the word they want to use. Many students said they were thankful for family, Mom or Dad.
|I am thankful for rainbows.|
6. Some classroom needs. We need snacks. I love my kiddos, but it hurts my heart when I am telling my daughter to put things back in Walmart because we have to "be very careful with our money" and she watches me purchase classroom snacks. I feel like I am sending a message to my child that my students are more important than she is. If you are a teacher, you know what I'm talking about, because it may not be snacks, but this has happened to all of us at some point.
|1 box = 2 days snack. 4-5 boxes = 2 weeks.|
|1 box (family size)= 4-5 days|
|1 box = 2 days|
|This is what we serve snack in. A package of 200 lasts about a month.|
|Super-size bag = 3 weeks! Whoot! This is the best value by far!|
I hate to be a beggar. But my Kinders still need a snack and my paycheck needs to start being used to take of my own family first, and students next. Not the other way around.