Saturday, August 27, 2011

Matter Song

Next week we will be studying the 3 States of Matter. I found this song created by Have Fun Teaching, but there wasn't a video yet for their song. I went to YouTube and found someone had created a cute visual for the song that will be perfect for my second graders. Here is a copy of the video, but if you would like to hear the original song, download the song, or find the lyrics please visit Have Fun Teaching.

I'm a Survivor! (Of the first week of school!)

Oh. My. Goodness. I haven't been this tired in a long time! Obviously, I have taken for granted my ability to just "know" my objectives and have my organized files ready to back me up. Eleven years in first grade will do that to you! I wanted to shake things up so I moved up to second grade....and I'm loving every second of it! It's just a lot of late evenings preparing and organizing everything. I inherited filing cabinets filled to the brim with materials from several different teachers. I have duplicate copies of everything! I am so sorry that I haven't been posting much at all, but I'm sure you all can understand. At some point, you just have to walk away from the computer (yeah, right) and be with your family. There are only so many hours in the day. Actually, I think I fell asleep while working on the computer Wednesday night. Add to all this work stress that I am the "mother" of a 60 pound dog with identity issues and a nasty chewing habit and you've got a great cocktail for the funny farm! I may have to check myself in for "exhaustion"! Isn't that what all the posh celebrities do these days? Here are a few highlights of our week together. There's not much, I apologize. We have some exciting activities kicking off next week in class and I still haven't sent home permission slips for my parents to release images of their children's faces, so I can't share all of my pictures just yet. Anyway, I hope you enjoy! Have a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful weekend and I'm praying for a successful year for all of my teaching (and student) buddies!
Ms. Liza read Skippyjon Jones to our class!  Our first guest reader of the year!

A gift from the Bridges family!
A gift from the Juarez family!
Tater, the wonder cat!  For all of my families, this is the dog your children will be telling you all about this year!