Hey peeps! I’ve got lots to say so I hope you can keep up. When I have lots to say in a short amount of time, I tend to talk reallyreallyreallyreally fast. Luckily for you, you can read this at your own pace nomatterhowfastItalktonight.
1. Jen at The Teacher’s Cauldron found her blog!!!! 🙂 I am so relieved and happy for her. She doesn’t really know what happened or how or why but she sure scared a lot of us. I have changed my passwords and they are now secured in a fireproof safe under a tree in my
neighbor’s backyard in an undisclosed location.
2. Lots of teaching going on today. Good stuff.
3. I don’t think my kids heard one word that I said (except “lunch”).
4. My friend, Heather, over at Heather’s Heart is having a giveaway for a SUPER CUTE t-shirt. You should go enter! I hope I win, I hope I win! While you’re there, you should download these snowmen contraction cards!!!! I love them!
5. Teen Mom 2 premieres tonight! I am very excited. I am supposed to work on my progress reports but Teen Mom 2 is going to win. It’s no contest. Doesn’t my district know this is a conflict? What else are they going to do to me this year?
I leave you with a multiple choice question. Please answer.
When a student takes out three angry bird toys to recess and only comes back with TWO angry bird toys and TEARS and TEARS, what do you do?
a. Hug them, pat their head, and say, “There, there.”
b. Say, “Well, this is a great story problem. If a boy has three angry birds and he loses one, how many does he have left?”
c. Say, “I told you this morning to put those toys in your backpack and make them disappear. Abracadabra. Remember?”
d. Build an army of first grade scouts and hunters and send them on a mission through the grass area while you take a break and eat the delicious-never-knew-they-existed-Peppermint-Crunch-Junior-Mints-that-your-Secret-Santa-gave-you because you did a math problem and surely that counts for something in the curriculum AND your students are kind of doing P.E. with lunges and squats through rough terrain.
e. All of the above
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. It’s a toughie.
Peppermint crunch junior mints!!!?? I have to find these! My blog was cut off by blogger and I am still trying to get it back. I am going to go visit that blog and see what she has to say.
Love your "all of the above".
Heather's Heart says
You ROCK! Thank you oodles and oodles for the "shout out"!!! If I lived closer I would take your class to the library for you AND slip a little something extra in your coffee! =)
Reagan Tunstall says
Can we eat the chocolate together and laugh at our firsties searching through the rough terrain????? Wait…I've got it. We all need to form one super school. Just bloggers with limitless copying, technology, caffeine, reality TV, Mr. Marc, and oh yea the students…
We lose toys all the time, and I am a meanie and I never let them look for their toys!!!
Oh we also lose a TON of Pokemon cards. One day when I had recess duty, we had a mighty wind while two boys were playing with their Pokemon cards. I watched as a HUGE wind came and blew all of the cards everywhere!!!! All over the parking lot, playground, roof probably…. we had a lot of tears that day.
Jenn Bates says
You forgot the Teaching with Love and Logic option:
f)"What a bummer! What is your plan for solving that problem?"
All I can think about is Peppermint Crunch Junior Mints now, thanks a lot!
Finally in First
Mrs. Cupcake says
I'm going to start using B- clever! 🙂 Last week one of my darlings purchased a book at the book fair, brought it to lunch without permission, and of course, lost it. Her response: "Oh well!" …haha!
A Cupcake for the Teacher
I'm pretty harsh with this stuff. I don't let the toys leave the back pack. I have students show me stuff in the morning all the time and I say, "Thank you for sharing that with me, but it needs to stay in your back pack, so it doesn't get lost or I will hold it until the end of the day!"
I would probably go along with the "I told you so" option, but then go look for it myself when I had the chance and kinda hope that I find it. That way the Don't bring toys outside point gets across on the first day, but the next day they have it to take home.
Creating & Teaching
Caroline Brantley says
Usually C occasionally D if it’s a necklace or a charm off their shoe.
I love your multiple choice options. They're all stellar. When in doubt, go with 'all of the above'. Am I right?
I love peppermint flavored drinks and candy. Those Junior Mints would be my best pals. I'm just sure of it.
I didn't sign up to participate in the Secret Santa thing at my school. Now I kind of regret it because maybe I would have gotten my first ever box of Peppermint Crunch Jr. Mints. No, I probably would have gotten Good 'n Plenty's. Yuck. That's the kind of luck I have.
Kimberley Moran says
I want to answer, but I can't stop thinking about if I can stop at Target before school starts so I can see if they have those Junior Mints. I might ask students to look for them with their parents.
I would totally let kids go look for the toys. I only have boundaries when they are insanely out of control.
1st in Maine
Jen R. (The Teachers' Cauldron) says
WOOHOO! I'm definitely excited!!
and for the options?? Would "I told you so" be too mean?? lol…I MIGHT send a few kids out there to look….or I might say, well, let's hope it ends up in the lost and found.
And I totally agree with Reagan…we need to form our own super school!!! Do you know how awesome-ly smart all of our kids would be?!!? lol…contrary to how I just said that as proof. lol
Peppermint crunch junior mints are the best!
No toys allowed in my school – and I am a stickler on that one. And if they take their jewelry off and start playing with it (silly bands) my response it "Now it is a toy so I have to take it." I am so mean.
Cracking me up, Kristin. I think you need to have those Junior Mints in the pantry when I come for Christmas. 🙂
I love your blog! I would say C…I don't let them play with their own toys for this reason. Im with the others who have to find the peppermint cruch jr. mints..didn't know about them!! Yumm-o-rama!
Thanks for the entertainment!
Mrs. Geary says
Haha! You are too nice. My usual comment for that sort of thing is, "Wow, I can see you're sad you lost your toy. This is the reason for our 'no toys' rule at school. It makes us so sad when our things disappear. I hope it shows up again." It really bothers me when kids bring toys to distract me and other students. When I see them, they become "mine" for the day. 🙂
Light a Candle
Kelley Cirrito says
haha! You are too funny! I love reading your blog, it makes me smile!!
Kerri and Lindsay says
Ummm, those look AMAZING right about now!! Where can I get me some?
AND…I am officially following you!! It ended up working last night, so YAY!
Miss T says
Reagan has an awesome idea!
Could you imagine that school? All the creative doors, bulletin boards, lessons, and Pinterest ideas floating around?
And the awesome staff meetings?
And for sure the librarian would be a sweetie 🙂
Journey of a Substitute Teacher
Grade ONEderful says
Ha ha! The way things are going I'd probably say "c", but with a smile and a "there there" thrown in for good measure. Does that even work?!?
Casey Orr says
I like choice E! And, I am SO glad to know that I am not the only fan of Teen Mom. I am obsessed! And the crunchy junior mints look divine!
Reagan Tunstall says
one of my girls was playing with a gold chain on the rug this morning so I told her to go put it in her backpack…then she was crying at recess searching through the mulch looking for it. Your post flashed through my mind and I said…hmmmI guess you should have put it in your backpack when I asked you to…now it's lost. Then I walked away and wished I had some junior mints to eat….No search party called. (I think it depends on the student that lost it)