I realized that my last few posts were downers…what a bummer! (shakes it out!) Time for some funny. This year’s class is FUN-NY ya’all! The previous two years were rough – between behavior problems and weird dynamics between some of the kids, it made for very little fun. This year’s group is SO different. I’ve got a few instigators, but despite them we’ve been able to have some fun, and they make me laugh out loud everyday.
Being under the weather for 2 weeks, getting out of bed and getting to work was about all I could muster up on most of the days, so worrying about “looking pretty” was the last thing on my mind. To be honest with you, showering and putting on whatever clean clothes (usually jeans and sneakers) I could find was all I managed. I made it to school everyday, but the kids knew full well I was not at my best. Feeling so much better this past week, I arrived at school looking more professional – hair brushed, a little make up on, taking a bit more time to get ready. On Monday morning, one of my students asked, “Are you feeling better today, Ms. Delight?” Before I could even answer one of my little sassies said, “Yah, she is, just look her! She’s beautiful again!” If that can’t make your day, what can?!?!
Later this week, the class had written their sentences for our cooperative strip paragraph on rocks. Afterwards, we all sat on the carpet to revise and edit their writing. Finishing this activity always makes the kids feel so accomplished, and I like that is shows them how small changes can make their writing so much better.
Once the paragraph is complete and correct, our last step is to add our name, number, date and a title to the finished piece. Even though it’s always “Ms. Delight’s Class” there was a big discussion on the carpet about what it should be…”Room 204”, “Our Class”, and “Ms. Delight’s Classroom”. I wrote and explained that “Ms. Delight’s Classroom” would mean the room wrote it, and while a few rolled around on the floor laughing, one boy shouted out, “Ms. Delight’s Kids!” Immediately and completely serious, one of my girls looked at him and said, “We are not her kids, we are her life!” Ain’t that the truth!
Just two weeks now until spring break! I am very much looking forward to it. Even though a break is always welcome, I enjoy seeing these kiddos everyday so I’m sure the two weeks will fly by. Things have been exhausting at school this year, but luckily the kids have been the easiest and best part.