Monday, November 14, 2011

Day 58

Some days, I think....
WOW!  It's ALREADY the ____ th day of school! 

Today is not one of those days.
Today I am thinking, is it ONLY day 58??!! 
That means we still have 119 days LEFT??!@#@!?

Don't get me wrong--  I love these kids and I love what I do,
but I have quite a group this year! Here are my list of gripes:
~They cannot/will not sit still.
~They cannot/will not be quiet.
~They cannot/will not get their work done!!
~They cannot/will not get along.
~They cannot/will not __________!

I am exhausted today.  Who am I kidding?
I'm exhausted/frustrated EVERYDAY!

Okay, I think I'm done venting.  Thank you!

Onto some good news. 

Our district Math coordinator visited
my classroom last week and LOVED what I was doing.

 Very simple, but effective.
The kids GOT IT, and that's what is important!

Plus, I got this ticket (sorry it's blurry!)
because the coordinator
"Spied Marvelous Math"

She wrote:
Love the "10" chart.
Great activity.
Great questioning.
Love the journals, too!

Now I'm entered into a drawing for free Starbucks.
And that, my friends, puts a smile back on my
exhausted/frustrated face!


  1. Ooooo, I'm SO proud of you - good luck in that Starbucks drawing. I recommend the new Salted Caramel Mocha, sub white chocolate syrup for the mocha . . . super sweet! Hang in there, Thanksgiving is coming!!!


  2. Good luck...hope you win!

    And that math chart is super awesome!

    Journey of a Substitute Teacher

  3. I love reading your blog and seeing your creative ideas. I'm giving you the Sunshine Award.

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

     Chrissy

    First Grade Found Me

  4. Fabulous! Love it. I'm going to do it this week.

    1st in Maine