Tuesday, March 12, 2013

St. Patrick Willis Day and a Pot of God

Yesterday I was reading the history of St. Patrick's Day to my class. We discussed how St. Patrick ministered to others and organized many churches and was a saint-a good man. We discussed all the things we see and talk about at St. Patrick's Day-the shamrocks, Ireland, green, leprechauns, pots of gold, etc. After reading I decided to quiz the class on what we had learned to see who was listening and paying attention. I asked who was St. Patrick hoping to get the answer of he was a saint or a good man. Instead one of my sweeties said very excitedly "Patrick Willis" lol! For those few who don't know who Patrick Willis is he is our local young man who has made a name for himself as a linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers. :) I explained that Patrick Willis was a good man but St. Patrick's Day was not named after him! :)

Today our journal prompt was "At the end of the rainbow is a......" One little girl finished her sentence with a "pot of god." Now I know she was trying to spell gold because she drew a pot of gold but I think there is a pot of God at the end of the rainbow too!

My niece,Emma, who is the first of 6 grandchildren for my mom and my "first" niece, started her student teaching in first grade yesterday at the school I teach at, HPS, and the school that she and I both attended for primary school. I am so proud of Emma and excited that she is at our school! Maybe one day we will be like Kim and Megan of Kindergals. :)  www.kindergals.blogspot.com They are a very sweet mother/daughter Kindergarten team that I have met and love!

Spring Break is down to 8 days away....woo hoo!

My idea for today would be to sing, sing, sing in the classroom! I'm a huge Dr. Jean fan so I get lots of my song ideas from her. We sing songs for just about everything-joining at the mat, lining up, paying attention, writing names on paper,etc. Sometimes I just make up silly songs-the sillier the better!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Dr. Seuss and Spring Break

We celebrated Dr. Seuss all week and had a great time! We finished off today with green eggs and ham waiting for them when they came in this morning and green eggs and ham cookies and red fish, blue fish cupcakes to snack on throughout the day-thanks to my little sweeties and their moms for making them! :)
I feel like the last month has been a whirlwind. I had a weekend getaway with two sorority sisters in Feb. in Georgia at one of the girls' cabin. To say it was a fabulous weekend would be an understatement! Her cabin is gorgeous and so are all the quaint little towns surrounding Ellijay, Georgia where her cabin is located. The scenery is spectacular!
We attended a scholarship reception for our son Kirk at University of Memphis last week. He is set on attending there in the fall and we are really pleased with the campus and with all the scholarships he is receiving he is pretty much getting a full ride. I am thankful for him and all his hard work throughout his school years. He has excelled academically and also excelled with leadership roles in school organizations as well as serving as the FBLA state president. :) So getting ready for his graduation is quickly approching...
Kara is busy with school and church activities. She is anxious to get her senior/high school ring ordered as the sophomores are ordering them now. Crazy that one is graduating in 2 months and the another one is already making plans to! Kirk is leaving in two weeks during our spring break for Kenya on a mission trip. He and Kara are also going to Jamaica this summer for a week on a mission trip. I am so thankful that God has called them to have a heart for mission work and look forward to seeing what the Lord has planned for them. Kali is just enjoying being a fourth grader and I'm thankful I've still got a little one around while Kirk and Kara are gone so much!
My idea to share today would be to use Deanna Jump's common core standards posters in the classroom. We got these in the fall of 2011 from tpt when we started implementing common core standards and we love them! They are so cute and I love Deanna and all her products. She is such a sweet person with a sweet spirit! check her out at www.mrsjumpsclass.blogspot.com if you haven't already.
A story to share....on our weekly homework one of the activities was for the students to write a sentence about Spring. One little boy wrote "Thank God for Spring Break!" lol   I loved it and my response was "Amen!" I just love Kindergarten! Have a great weekend!