Today was my first day back after spring break! Yikes!!!
The kids were actually really really good. And for the most part pretty calm and did not forget all of our rules like classes I've had in the past. They seemed a little older, a little taller, and a little more like 3rd graders after this break!
Although here are a few things I found myself saying today:
"Please don't lick the iPad Billy." Why!? Why!? Why!?
"Suzy took her dress off!?!? At lunch??? Like, all the way off off???" Yes, it came all the way off off. For all to see. That was a fun parent phone call after school... I'm still not clear about why this happened...??? However I did get to use this new (new to me at least) adorable parent communication log from Farley at Oh Boy 4th Grade!!!
"No, it is not lunchtime right now..." (It was 8:00 in the morning for goodness sakes!!! Apparently said friend has no sense of time...)
Because of this little conversation, I started having them write the time on ALL of their papers. Name, number, date, and time. This means, of course, that every time we have a piece of paper in front of us, I have to do a quick lesson on telling time. And I make them write AM or PM so they can start to figure that out (such a hard concept for the little ones!) I've done this in the past, and at first it makes me want to pull my hair out, but they start to get it after a while. And talk about repeated practice.
And finally, a BIG thank you to all of you amazing teachers who create and post and share and make available all of your amazing resources and products!!! I don't know how you find time to do it all, but I appreciate it! I cannot wait to be done with my masters program so I will have more time to create and share with you, and return the favor! :-)
And don't forget to join our Furry Friends linky (click the pic below)!!!! I can't believe how much I've loved loved loved reading about everyones pets!!!!! :-)