Friday, December 31, 2010
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
|This is the cute card Hubby "fell in love with" from snapfish, which noone will be receiving since it wasn't free. |
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
I made it through about 35 pages of the 161 so I still have a little way to go to understanding. Hopefully it will make a little more sense. I suppose this is how my Pa feels using his electronics. :)
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Isn't she adorable?!?!?
She loved making the dress move!
There are even rhinestones one some of the snowflakes to make them shimmer!
This year is no different! Her mommy told me that she likes arts and crafts so I ran with that! I am super excited about it and keep thinking of more things I could add to it. Here it is, the super present (or the one I am hooked on) of 2010!
Monday, December 20, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
The one comment then sparked a conversation with lots of “What if” questions. What if a bad guy knocks on our door? What if a bad guy comes in our window (side note: my classroom window is at least 5 feet off the ground)? What if a bad guy steals Fifi (the Elf on the Shelf we adopted.)? My dad just got out of jail. I have to be safe. If a bad guy breaks into my house I hope he doesn’t take my ducks. I’ve been collecting them forever.
Me: You guys are my first priority at school. I will do whatever I have to so that you are safe.
Kid: What if a bad guy comes in our room???
Me: If a bad guy comes in, I will tell them to steal me and leave you all here.
Kid: They can’t take you. We would miss you.
Kid: Yeah. We love you.
Kid: I would kill them if they took you.
Kid: There are lots of us and only one bad guy. We could all beat him up. (I think, good in theory but you are 5 and 6 years old. Good luck with that one.)
Day 79- It’s CHRISTMAS BREAK!!! I made it through my first kindergarten Christmas party! AND, it went surprising well! We had Polar Express pajama day and a very relaxed day. My kids had a long specials time, meaning our specials teachers took the whole school in the morning since the afternoon would be filled with Christmas caroling and party time. After that we went outside, had lunch and then came in to watch Polar Express. The kids were excited because they got to lay down wherever they wanted and with their stuffed animal friends they brought to school. After about an hour of the movie they started getting restless so we began packing our bags to go home. Before I knew it, it was 1:30 and time for Christmas caroling. We sang carols until 2:15 and then returned to our class to get ready to for the party.
Group picture after caroling….
When we returned, I found out that one of my students will be moving. I heard speculation from the older sibling's teacher but we had heard before that they were moving and it didn't happen. I am very sad my crazy story teller will not be returning. Now that I think about it, maybe that is why he was acting so crazy the last couple days. Hmmmm.
At the last minute (the night before), I decided we would do a little edible project for our party. Ice cream cone Christmas trees. Only one tree ended up on the floor but it didn’t even leave a mess. Here are some pictures of this event.
It took everything he had not to wipe his hands on his shirt every second. Who knows how many times I told him not to.
He put all of his ingredients IN the cone and enjoyed eating it too!
A finished product!
He put EVERYTHING he had onto his tree! When he took a bite off the top, a parent said, "Ugh. I can't even watch that." It was so much frosting!
This is mine. I made it at home and decided it is what I am giving all those people that tell me they want nothing for Christmas. I expect to see it displayed in a prominent place at your home or office (Hubby) throughout the year. Maybe next year, you will give me an idea for a gift. :)
I sort of gave up on that and started cutting my own bulbs. My aide at school helped as well as my Dad. Then my MIL informed me that she was going to work on them, while she waited at the hospital the day of the surgery, and then bring them to me.
Boy did she cut! I now have a gallon size Ziploc bag full and shouldn't have to cut bulbs for at least three years. These pictures are for you Kay... but I don't know that you read this, so you will have to start.
"I don't have room at my table. Can I work on the floor?"
- Go to www.bing.com/give.
- Click on Start here.
- Under "I choose. Big give $5" fill in your email address and agree to the terms.
- Then they will ask if you want to make it your home page or a tab. [I made mine a tab because they like my school computer to be set to the district website.]
- Bing will then send you a code.
- Go to http://www.donorschoose.org/donors/proposal.html?id=488494 and enter $5 in the green box on the right.
- On the next page, at the right, choose edit so it will give the $5 to the project and not partially to the website.
- Check out and enter the code that Bing emailed you.
- DONE! You just helped fund my project!!
It sounds long but it quite simple.
Hubby made an orange muffin, which I forgot to take a picture of. :(
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
This picture does not do that sparkly sweatshirt with attached turtleneck justice. Several years ago, a friend had a Tacky Christmas Party. Hubby may have taken it to extreme but aren't we festive?!?
Friday, December 10, 2010
The following is a child’s answer.
When I read “Blitzed,” I immediately pictured a stumbling, drunk reindeer. I had to hold back laughter and say, “Excellent job. I will make sure that gets turned in.”
73- Nothing to write home about…. Well, wait. We got an Elf on the Shelf. The class voted and named him FiFi. Who knows why??? BUT, FiFi is there to watch to see who is naughty or nice. He flies home to North Pole each night to report to “The Boss.” Then the next day he is in a different spot in the classroom. Some kids said they didn’t believe he was real. Some kids believed. I told them, “It’s your opinion. You are entitled to believe or not believe but FiFi will still be here to report back to Santa on who is naughty and nice. What will he say about you?”
74- First thing this morning a friend of mine is singing, “Drink a little drink, Smoke a little smoke.” What did you say??? He repeats it. I am amazed at 2 things… 1) what kids pick up and 2) what parents listen to in front of their five year old.
Elf down!!! FiFi moved and I totally forgot he was up there when I opened the cabinet door. FiFi went flying to the ground. One of the rules is that you can’t touch FiFi or his magic powers don’t work. Try explaining to the kids that I can touch him to pick him up off of my foot and the ground and that he can still fly. Some of the biggest non-believers were very concerned about Fifi’s magical power. I had to convince them that accidents happen and that it probably meant not to play with him. Then, one child was examining him, with his eyes only, and said, “Why does he have a tag????” My response? “it is probably how Santa tells who the elves are. There must be a lot of them so he has to know who is who somehow.”
I literally almost lost my marbles at lunch today. I don’t know how many times I have told this certain child not to mix her food up but she did it once again. There’s nothing like peaches, milk and mashed potatoes and gravy, right?!?!? I told her, “I don’t care how long you have to sit there, you are eating five bites of that since you are five years old.” She proceeded to play in it and mix it and repulse the other children that were sitting around her, hence the reason she sits at the end of the table as close to by herself as she can be. She finally takes a teeny, tiny lick of it and I said, “That is not a bite. Five bites now. You have four minutes until we leave and the fourth graders come in. You will sit there with them until you eat your bites.” Then she started shoving her mess of a tray across the table at the boys sitting there. She once shoved it towards the edge of the table and I informed her that if she “knocked it off the table, she would be cleaning it all up and going home immediately.” She just sat there and huffed and puffed but I am so over your naughty, hateful behavior. I left her sitting at the table with a second grade teacher watching her hoping one of the fourth grade teachers could get her to do it since they had the same issue earlier. I am sure that if they saw her concoction they would know exactly why she was there and what she needed to do.
Then I go to take my class and another class down for rest time. I thought I was going to fly off the handlebars at some of the kids in the other class. I definitely needed something hard to drink after that 30 minutes in the cafeteria.
The good news???? ONLY 5 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS BREAK!!!!!!!!!!! It will be a busy five though. We have Christmas presents to make, testing to get finished, classroom to get cleaned up (Christmas things to taken down and sent home), and I am sure I am leaving something out.
MENTAL NOTE to myself: Don’t forget to move FiFi! AND, don’t put him somewhere he will get knocked down.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
- Christmas Eve- is still spent at Nandy and Pa's, followed by a candlelight church service at 11 p.m.
- Christmas morning is spent at my Dad's
- Christmas afternoon is spent with Hubby's parents
- Either on Christmas Eve Eve or on the day after Christmas we venture down to Guthrie to visit my grandma.
When Hubby and I were dating, we would exchange gifts after church (around 12:30 a.m.). Luckily, Santa knew the 'older kids' liked to sleep in a little more, so he didn't mind that we stayed up late. It gave him more time to cover the young ones. ;)
Sunday, December 5, 2010
I am pretty impressed with what I can do with white out and a Sharpie.
This book only took hours out of my life but by golly it is ready for next year!
I think I will include Christmas memories that I don't want to forget. Last post was the spinning nativity. This time will be the icicles made of beads.
I remember making these with my mom, my brother and grandparents. Who knows how many of these we actually made but I have a gallon size Ziploc bag full of them. I remember going to some shop in Enid, that seemed to be full of beads, in search of just the right beads for this project.
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Even though our tree has been up since Sunday, it is still naked with no ornaments…until tonight. I got through the small box of ornaments and need to tackle the bigger box. Sad thing (maybe for Hubby) is I will have to get another box to hold the ornaments. My collection has outgrown two boxes. [Side note: I say MY because 90% of the ornaments are from my childhood, 5% from when I started buying my own series, 3% are Preston’s and 2% are Tobie’s.]
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
- Song of the day- Don't Cha by Pussycat Dolls (sung by a boy)
A friend got a shiner today in class. He was walking back to read a book with our assistant when he fell and hit his face on the leg of the chair. He did one of those silent screams, shed a few tears and was over it. When he returned with an ice pack, he was telling the other to "Look at my eye!"
Last night, I went to my friend Tiffany's [who never reads this blog (or yours CA), so I should talk real bad about her right about now ;) ] for a Scentsy party put on by my other friend Heather. I took my friend Jana from school and we had a good time. My nose was definitely on over load after some sniffing. I was able to pick up stuff I had previously ordered and of course ordered some new. I got lots of compliments on the smell of my room today! It smelled like Sentimental Cider. I also feel like I should get a cut of Heather's pay since I am doing a little side work for her at school. Maybe by the time I get my next round of smells in, I will have my teacher neighbor sold on a warmer and some smells. Are you hearing this Heather? :)
It is so cute and already seems so smart and all I have done is plug it in! It is so small too!
I am off to bed. Today I had the "woke up at 8:00" hair do going on and I am not sure I can pull it off two days in a row!