Monthly Archives: February 2013

Exciting Week

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This week is filled with many fun events

1) Monday- 100th Day of school

We celebrated the day discussing what we would want 100 of, what we would not 100 of…what we would look like when we are 100, and a few other things.  We also made a crown using color paper and sentence strips stating that we are “100 days Smarter.”  We read about called 100 Days cool.  We mixed in some math about counting by 2’s, 5’s and 10’s to 100 and did a few other cute activities related to this day.

2) Chinese New Year- I checked out a few books from the library and we discussed the holiday, traditions, decorations/costumes, crafts, and chinese calendar.  The students were really interested in the dragon and the animal signs, and also learning about Chinese Characters.  We made a craft where the students drew a character and then wrote what the character meant underneath.  We then glued them to red paper, which is a color that represents good luck, prosperity, and happiness.

3) President’s Day- Abraham Lincoln’s birthday was today, and we read a book about famous presidents.  The book primarily discussed George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, so we made a double bubble thinking map which compared and contrasted the two presidents.  Then we wrote a paper about Abraham Lincolns life.

4) Valentine’s Day!  Thursday is Love Day and I am looking forward to our class party.  We will do a few fun Valentine activities- Math graphing with candy hearts, an adorable Valentine read aloud, and a home-made Valentine for our parents.  We will then pass out valentine’s to our friends and celebrate the day of love and kindness over some juice and cookies!

February is a fun filled month, and I am happy to be celebrating these events with my firsties.

Wishing you all a week filled with love, happiness, positive reflection, and a piece of chocolate or two!

 

update

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Hello!

After some reflection, I decided to take down my previous post.  As most know, sometimes even the greatest of jobs can have their difficult moments.  It is healthy to vent and keep things in perspective, but I decided that it would be better to vent in private than on this blog.  I am beyond grateful that I am a teacher, and part of being a good teacher is having empathy, showing kindness, and being the person you hope your students will strive to grow up to be…it’s not about being frustrated, whether it is justified or not…so, just wanted to put that out there…