Tuesday, January 31, 2012

harlem globetrotters

Last night, two of my friends had a performance before the Harlem Globetrotters' game. I went and had a great time. Here are some fun pictures!


the things that happen in kindergarten....

 Today, Megan taught a lesson about area. She gave each kid a post-it note and a recording sheet. They each went around the room and looked for things that took up more area or less area than the post-it and then recorded it on the sheet. I have started to really back off while she is teaching because next week she will be in full responsibility, so I was sitting at my desk working on something else when I hear this conversation...

Student A: "Do you think your wiener takes up more area than this post-it?"
before Student B could answer, Student A says, "Nope, I doubt it."
Student A then draws his findings on the recording sheet. 

I call them over and ask what they were just talking about, student A says, "Well, I was just trying to find things around the room so I was just curious about his wiener."

***this is when i DIE laughing*** I couldn't help it. I covered my face, but I'm pretty sure they knew why I was laughing. I took pictures of the paper before it went home.

(I know that this might seem inappropriate, however... it is so funny.)

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Chinese New Year!

On Friday, January 27th we celebrated Chinese New Year in kindergarten! Here is a video of all the fun we had on Friday.


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

MLK day and more..

 We were off from school on MLK day, so the next day, we learned all we could about the wonderful man. 

We have the best library in the whole land! We go to library on Wednesday. Last week the kids got the coolest stickers, so of course we took pictures!!!


Tina was posing! I really like this turtle!!!!! I think she's got a lot of personality!

Sunday, January 15, 2012


 On Friday, my student teacher Miss O'Brien (Megan to me) taught her first lesson. It was a science lesson that they had to predict under what method (newspaper, foil, salt, or plain ice) would ice melt the quickest. The kids were adorable as always but their thinking was amazingly smart and they were excited to be scientist. 

 Miss O'Brien teaching her lesson.

The bowls and scientist recording their observations.

Plain ice, foil covered ice, ice with salt, and newspaper covered ice.
Gluing down the pictures: next to the salt it says fastest.

"I think the ice is fast."
"I think the newspaper is going to win."

"Ice is going to melt the fastest, newspaper the slowest."

"News paper is the loser"

Enjoying their day.

"I think newspaper will win"
"Salt is the winner."
"I do not know."

More enjoyment.


Some things that were said:
"I think the foil will keep the ice frozen the longest because it is blocking out the hot lights."
"I'm going to go home and try pepper on it and see if it melts as fast or faster than salt."
"Best day ever!"
"I think the plain ice will melt faster because all the other stuff is blocking it from melting."