Hey there. Happy “The Kids Are Going to Tell Me Over and Over and Over Again That it’s Halloween and They Can’t Wait to Go Trick or Treating” Eve.
We are having Red Ribbon activities this week because our conferences were last week. And rather than conduct a conference in my pajamas (which might make me actually curl up and fall asleep) or conduct a conference with crazy hair (which might make me look silly or something, I don’t know, that’s what people were saying anyway), we are having our Spirit Days this week.
Monday: Red and Denim
Yesterday: Black and White
Today: Students Dress like Teachers and Teachers Dress like Students
I pretty much dress like a student regularly and, from far away, I might even pass for a student (that is, until you get up close to me and see my wrinkles) so most of my kids came to school today wearing jeans, Spirit wear, and converse.
I came to school in a Spirit wear hoodie, jeans, and converse.
Several of the teachers went out to the hand ball courts this morning to act like kids. I was one of them.
I am not good at handball, people. For several reasons.
1. There is a ball involved.
2. I am not athletic.
3. I am afraid of the ball.
4. It’s a sport.
5. There is a ball involved.
But I gave it a go and I had fun, especially since the kids were chanting and cheering and asking for a turn, and we wouldn’t let them play.
We were naughty kids.
When the bell rang, we kept playing, and they kept yelling at us to FREEZE! FREEZE WHEN THE BELL RINGS! FREEEEZE!
Now they know how we feel . . .
After all of those shenanigans, I had my kids write thank you notes to our troops over seas for the holidays. Our district was asking us to contribute and since my father-in-law is a retired marine, and my partner’s son was a marine for awhile there (including a tour in Afghanistan), I said yes.
It was voluntary. I’m such a good citizen when I’m not playing handball.
And since they were due today, I decided to get right on it. That is not procrastinating, either. That’s called meeting a deadline.
We brainstormed a little, I put some key vocabulary words on the whiteboard, and they got right to work.
We never even discussed “risking” their lives.
I want to hug this student!!
We never even discussed that the troops
might possibly be in danger.
(PS, Girls are in the military, too, don’t ya know!?)
Love this military girl, too!
This last one is my favorite!
I will edit it for you: “Thank you for helping America. You are so nice. I wish you were here for the holidays. Well, goodbye, Soldier. Be safe.”
Not all of my letters turned out like this.
I just chose to show you the ones you could actually read. And that had more than one sentence. Just being honest.
Keepin’ it real.
Here’s a copy for you. Just click on the pic to download!
Clipart: Melonheadz Illustrating
Font: KG Fonts
Border: Delicious Scraps
Well, I should hurry and get to bed.
It is The Kids Are Going to Tell Me Over and Over and Over Again That it’s Halloween and They Can’t Wait to Go Trick or Treating Eve, after all.
It’s got nothing to do with the fact that I am super sore.
I could not stop thinking "holy crap that's great writing!" with each letter. Wow those are great! I will have to check out your store more thoroughly to see how you teach writing.
Barbara Gruener says
This is my favorite project all year … ours usually go out in time for Christmas but I think I may grab your template cause it's so beautiful! Thanks for planting our soldiers in the hearts of your little patriots!