Friday, February 24, 2012

2nd grade, 2/23-24

Second grade yesterday and today. Same class. They're cute kids.

Yesterday, I was reading a little girl's writing, and she had written something totally inappropriate (in fact, I was wondering WHERE she had learned THAT), until she read it to me. Then I figured out that she meant something completely different (totally appropriate), she just couldn't spell it. (I would have blogged exactly what she wrote, but it was pretty bad).

I need to work on my 2nd grade decoding skills, apparently.

Today, roses were delivered to me in the classroom (total surprise to me). The kids were sooo excited! As I unwrapped the big box, they were jumping around, saying "WE GOT FLOWERS!!! WE GOT FLOWERS!" It was super cute, the way they kept walking over to smell them. The best part of it was that the card was signed "guess who" and they were thinking their teacher had sent them to us.

You gotta love how 2nd graders don't even think "Ms. J, is it from a BOY???"

-Ms. J

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

1st grade, 2/22

Today I taught first grade. It's not necessarily my favorite grade, because they are so young. I like my older classes much better. But it was a great class and they were super sweet. One of the girls told me she wished I was their teacher all the time. Awwww.

As I took the kids out to recess this morning, I heard one of the girls say to one of her friends, "let's go chase some boys.... AND girls!"

She's definitely an equal opportunity chaser.

-Ms. J.

Friday, February 17, 2012

5th grade, 2/16

Yesterday, I subbed in a 5th grade classroom. It was a repeat appearance, and the group is a ton of fun. I had some of their siblings last year, so it's an interesting experience. Makes me miss my kids from last year.

During reading, the story mentioned someone saying "don't fall in" to a river. I'm sure you can imagine the response that got...

During math, the kids were working on a coordinate graph project, and it was ok for them to be talking quietly as they worked. One of the kids told me "if my aunt was the sub, no one would be talking." I thought perhaps he was saying I'm not a good sub, allowing the kids to talk. So I asked, "oh, so your aunt is a teacher, huh?" he replied,

"No, she's just really grouchy."

Gotta love it.

- Ms. J