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Monday, October 29, 2012

A Week in School... Before Substitute Sandy...

The drive in one morning.  I had to break in the middle of the road and snap this picture.
Excitement for the week.  A hot air balloon almost landed in the playground.  This picture was as it made its way over the Turnpike.  I didn't know what was going on.  All of the sudden, third grade started screaming like banshees and pouring out of the building.  My class pressed their faces up to the windows.  The Schoolmarm was panicked that the building was on fire.  Apparently I was the only one...
Lesson for the week in Science- Force and Motion.  Teaching students to calculate speed was like pulling teeth... Ugh.
Morning Mission- To "Duke Out" their science homework.  That means to go over it with a partner, BUT if you disagree on an answer, you must "duke it out" and explain or prove how you got that answer.
Working on the floor- Students have the opportunities sometimes to work around the room or even the floor. Here they are on the floor "duking out" the science worksheet.
My one dear boy has been planning his devotions for weeks.  He started by giving them questions to write about before hand in their Reflection Journals.  Then, he asked them to guess what his lesson would be about from looking at the questions.  He also outlined what he would be discussing before he started.  His topic- how to choose friends. This boy has teacher skills!  He went over a bit in time.  He was very apologetic.  I said that God put it on your heart, and it needed to take as long as it needed.  There was good discussion, although a few behavior problems he had to handle (Devotional leaders are truly in charge).  It was funny because he is frequently one who can be a stinker.  When the kids were acting up, and he was getting frustrated, I asked him, "Do you get it now?  Do you feel my pain."  He answered emphatically, "YES!"  God works all things for HIS good purpose!
Here he is reading his devotional.  His frequent "Partner-in-Crime" is beside him.  Their conversation when the blonde boy was selecting people to pray when he finished his lesson killed me:  Partner- "I want to pray." Leader- "Are you going to behave and not be silly?" Partner- "You know I never joke about prayer."  Love it!!!!

Using the Smartboard to identify parts of speech in sentences.  Each student comes up and writes the part of speech above the appropriate word.
Gold Star Extravaganza! This dear boy shines like the night sky!!!

A warm sunny day to drive home with the sun roof open.  Not a cloud in the sky!  Love it!!!

Well, that's it!  Thanks for stopping by! No school for the next few days at least because of dear ol' Sandy.  I like time off, but not so much for scary things.  Parent/Teacher Conferences on Thursday and Friday.  I wonder what will happen there!?  It is all in the Lord's hands!  Be safe, dear friends!  Lord willing, I will talk to you on the flip side of Ol' Sandy!

The Marm

 “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock."
Matthew 7:24-25

1 comment:

  1. What an amazing classroom. Everything always looks so cozy and like a home away from home. Praying you stay safe during the storm.


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