Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Life B.B. (before Blogger)

I was looking for something the other day and I came across some of my status updates from before I was blogging.  

Kiddo: "Ms. Wold, they're staring at me, they're being bullies, it's rude!" Ms. Wold: "Well, if you weren't laying on the carpet in the middle of everyone who is trying to learn. . . . . . "

is amazed at how often the topic of moose comes up in my conversations. We had a 5 minute converstion about whether one could walk into our classroom yesterday!

Ms. Wold ''who can segment a word like me /c//a//t/?'' Student ''/Birth//day//Ca//ke/.'' Nice try kiddo, but that's not really what we're going for.

Favorite kiddo comment of the day "Ms. Wold, that kid (referring to another student) is going to drive you crazy!"

"Ms. Wold got lot's of points today cause we were talking and moving." You gotta love "small moments" writing!

Me to kiddos headed outside for PE "Be on you best behavior for Mr. Wiser" Kiddo answers back "Ms. Wold, you be on your best behavior while were gone." I wonder what they think I do while they're at specialists?

Student - "Ms. Wold, what do you look like without your glasses?" Ms. Wold takes off said glasses. "Wow. you're really pretty!" Ms. Wold - "Umm, thanks?"

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Our Visitor

Happy weekend! I'm off to my tutoring gig, but I just had to share this pic!

We had a visitor at school the other day. This moose decided he really liked the salt they put out to melt the ice in front of my school.

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Mystery Machine

This morning our message told my kiddos that we were going to use a special machine in math. They predicted that this machine would be a calculator or the computer.
Here's what they were greeted with when they came in from recess

Underneath the "Top Secret" paper was this

A Function Machine/In and Out Box (whatever you want to call it).
side note, my school uses Everyday Math and provided us with a master to use, but I felt the need to cutesy-fy it with a fun font, star stickers and glitter.

We started off pretty basic with plus 1's, but then I let them come up with the rules. Look what one of my smartie-pants came up with

Please excuse my dirty easel, it's usually covered up with my chart paper.

And because it's too cute not to post, a sweet note from one of my kiddos!

Translation - Dear Ms. Wold, I have a cool valentine

Monday, February 20, 2012

I'm sure you've seen this

picture floating around pinterest . . . . .

I thought I share this one about Alaska. . . . . .

Have a great Tuesday!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

My Nice Clean Closet

I could have stayed a little bit late on Friday and not have had to go in to school today, but my friend, Mrs. L is 35 weeks pregnant and is starting to "nest" and she wanted to go in today.  I didn't think she should be there alone (especially being 35 weeks) so I went in too.

I got my station tubs set up for next week and then tackled my closet.

artwork on the doors from my kiddos
The before . . . . . . . . .


and the after. . . . . . . . . . . .

Notebooks with resources and my "teacher" books

HM/EDM materials and my "bubble water" as my Special Friend calls it

Not the closet, but right next to it - our class Post Office
It feels so nice to have that closet organized.  I get to stay in the same room next year (this is my fourth year teaching and my fourth classroom) so I'm starting to really get things organized.

I'm looking forward to tomorrow, I get to sleep in, have a leisurely breakfast and read my Bible, get mani/pedis with my friend and her daughter, then catch up on all the DVR'd shows at my friends house while I work on my lesson plans (my goal is to get planned till Spring Break (3 weeks away!)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

My "special friend"

Oh, my special friend can drive me crazy!  She CANNOT sit still, she's loud and still sucks her thumb (which results in germs all over my classroom!). But she is very observant.

Her latest observations compare me and Ms. G (our fab K-2 resource teacher).  According to her Miss W and Ms. G both wear "cute boots over their pants" (we both wear boots and leggings).  Miss W and Ms. G both drink "bubble water" (sparkling water).  And the newest way we are alike?  We smell the same, apparently we both use the same laundry detergent!

She was read the "riot act" yesterday because she was a punk to the sub in resource room.  Ms. G  has been subbed out a lot for testing and special friend has not been handling it well.  

I was happily surprised today when she did amazingly well during our Field Trip, though she did try and climb in my lap during part of it.  The smile on her face when Mom picked her up was priceless!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Giveaway winner

Finally, I'm back!  Last Friday was our 100th day, that combined with SST, our first Field Trip tomorrow, conferences next week and an intense weekend of homesickness (my Mom and sister went dress shopping with my brother's fiancee/my Dad's birthday) means I haven't been blogging, or even stalking (my Google Reader had 300 unread posts!).   So better late than never, here is the winner of my giveaway - 

True Random Number Generator  6Powered by RANDOM.ORG

Which is Mrs. I  from Mrs. I's Class

I will be send you an email asking for your info so I can get your package in the mail!

* Special Friend asked me the other day if I "could be the peanut butter to her jelly" - so sweet!  It almost makes up for the 2 time-outs she had to have today!