Monday, January 19, 2015

Do you dream?

Do you dream?  I recently celebrated 21 years teaching and yes I do dream.  I dream about creating fun, engaging, interactive lessons where my students learn and still wonder about 50 other things so I can get going with those lessons.  I dream of my own children learning, growing, and becoming adults with a career that suits their passion.  Every year I get a new group and we talk about our dreams of careers to come and they never cease to amaze me.  We dressed the part, took pictures, and wrote about why we wanted to be those people when we grew up.  They are too cute for words so watch our video...

Firsties are so honest...I have a dream that one day I will be an ice cream worker at Disney World. So I can have some too. And I can go on rides. ~Jessie

Thursday, January 1, 2015

80s day

80 days smarter and oh what an 80 days it has been.  Hard to believe today starts 2015.  Two weeks ago today we need 2014 with a pj day but more about that to come.

We have a regular math routine and counting the number of days is a favorite part.  We talk about our next Zero sighting, 1 more, 1 less, 10 more, 10 less etc.  How can we emphasize and see the importance of 10 and decades? We have super fun filled LEARNING days when those decades come up and oh the fun you can have on the 80th day of school with an 80s day.  Honestly my parents are the BEST just look at these cutie pies!  We had fun counting and learning all about the 80s.  They loved the big hair and oh the moonwalk dancing we attempted.  I can’t wait to see they look like on the 100s day.  Make sure you check back to see those pics. 
The kids got to have a little fun posing with friends for the end of year scrapbook.  I couldn't pick just one so made a slideshow of them all.  Check them out here.  Which one is your favorite?