And then I need to get out of here to go to bible study.
Okay, so the Quietest Pencil Sharpener in the World arrived.
People, get it. GET IT. I am over the moon about it. My upper grade helpers can sharpen pencils while I am teaching. In mid-sentence. Even if I'm whispering which I never am, but even if I was, they could. And the pencils are SHARP. My helpers were very intrigued and impressed. It might have been my demonstration and the "Wait! There's more!" statement, but either way, they love it as much as me.
Now, my only pencil problem is that SOMEONE keeps breaking the ends off the pencils. Yes, that whole silver part that holds in the eraser. That whole thing.
And sometimes, if this certain SOMEONE can't get the whole thing to snap off, they squish it flat. Squash.
I do not understand the sheer disrespect for the pencils that
This class is too sweet and I can't find a rat anywhere.
So even though I have the Pencil Dispenser coupled with the Quietest Pencil Sharpener in the World, I still have a pencil problem.
I introduced verbs today.
I didn't teach it like I did last year. Nope. I got a hair up my nose and changed things a bit.
Maybe I've been under
You don't have to watch the whole thing right now, but let me tell you -- hook, line, and sinker, this song is stuck in my head. Fo-sho!
My kids ate it up. Play it again, play it again, they screamed.
I played it again. You know, keeping my crown of Best Teacher Ever and all that.
It was fabs. Apparently, this is the sequel to the Nouns Rap.
Sequel? There's a Nouns Rap?
I must have it.
After we clapped, jumped, and shook, we used my picture cards to name the verb.
These cards are in my kiosk. You can click to view them.
My partner came up with the idea that we could show them the picture, but cover up the word. So they actually had to think about an ACTION/VERB that the picture conveyed. So when a few of my kids said, "Dog!" the rest shouted out, "That's not an action!" Or they sang the rap to get their point across. "A verb is a word, it's an action word! If you can do it, then you do it! If you do it, it's a verb!" With lots of attitude. I think keeping my sunglasses on and wearing my hoodie was entirely appropriate.
I feel there may have been some rigor involved. And a higher level of Bloom's Taxonomy. Just saying.
Not to toot my own horn or anything, but it was a fun lesson.