When I was young, maybe in middle school, I remember telling my mom that I had prayed to God to give me patience. She said, "You don't want to do that." I asked, "Why not?" She said, "Because then God is going to give you a lot of opportunities to grow your patience." Last week … Continue reading Sometimes you can get what you want
Most teachers like to get out of their classrooms during their break. They go to the library or an empty specials classroom or the cafeteria to get work done or to do something that is not at all school related. I, however - and this is the homebody in me - love to be in my classroom. … Continue reading First day of school!
For the first time in my educational career, this year I have been responsible for teaching my students Bible. Unfortunately I don’t have a Bible curriculum, but I do have a bilingual Jesus Storybook Bible and a random Bible activity book that have been doing us just fine. For the most part I have been … Continue reading The Easter Story (as told by a First Grade Teacher)
You've probably heard said, "I learned everything I need to know in kindergarten," or something like it. Well, in first grade in addition to teaching my lovelies phonics and addition, I like to think I give a refresher course in "everything I need to know." In first grade we practice sharing and taking turns and putting … Continue reading Here’s the thing about our consequences
Here's the thing about my first year teaching first grade... it's over! I did it! We did it! Yesterday Glennon (I feel like we're on a first name basis now for how often I reference her posts) told us to love ourselves and be proud of ourselves for something we've done lately. Yesterday I sat with my … Continue reading Here’s the thing about my first year teaching first grade
Today during recess one student stepped on another student's thumb. The one with the smashed thumb ran over to me crying (he's a bit dramatic) the thumb-smasher right behind him. "What happened?" I asked the crying one. "He stepped on my thumb!" he sobbed. I looked to the thumb-stepper-on-er and he said quickly, "I didn't … Continue reading Here’s the thing about bearing His image