Monday, November 17, 2008

Joys of student teaching

There is not a day that goes by that my students don't crack me up! They are hilarious and very entertaining. Here are some fun moments, but you might have had to have been there to think they are funny!

  • One student started busting out the robot one afternoon. This is totally out of character for him and he did it for like 5 minutes. I just had to stop what I was teaching because we were all so distracted by him!
  • Learning about coins and the pictures of different presidents on each one. I told my students we would learn what president was on the quarter the next day when one student shouts out, " I think it is President Hinckley!"
  • Asked a student what she was going to be for Halloween and replied, "Jesus." This went on for a few days, but then she moved on to Word Girl (which is what she was on Halloween, still not sure what it is)
  • We were talking about what we eat for Thanksgiving and one student said, " I eat b-taters." With the help from the other adults, I realized it was potatoes! Hilarious!
  • Learning about manners and we were reading a book that taught us when you burp you should say excuse me (we need to work on this in our class) and then one student raises her hand and says, " I farted and I said excuse me." I had to refrain from laughing and let her know that was the polite thing to do.
  • Standing up randomly, singing I like to move it, move it, while dancing. We know what movie they saw!
  • We were learning about Native American writings and how they used symbols and pictures to tell about themselves. We created some of our own about our school and class. I was trying to help my students think of a part of the bus we could draw. Hoping to get an answer like the wheel, or steering wheel, I picked on a student and he held up his hands and said, " this part of the bus." Guess he just wanted me to draw one side which would have worked as well :)

I need to keep a log at school. Really it is non stop! From the minute they come in the room yelling teacher teacher, showing me their lunches and wanting to play thumb wars. I am blessed to be able to spend 6 hours of my day teaching these wonderful children!


We have started packing our apartment. We went out Saturday morning looking for boxes and Maceys had a ton to give us! They almost didn't fit in the car! It is crazy how much stuff we have acquired in just one year!

Sunday, November 2, 2008


We had a great Halloween this year! I took some pictures of outside of my student teaching classroom to remember all the cute crafts we did!!

Erich and I were invited to Melissa and Phillip's house for a Halloween party. I decided to make us costumes! I was the M&M and Erich was the bag!! Thanks to Shannon for letting me use her sewing machine!

Here is Melissa and Phillip! They looked great!

We carved pumpkins as well! Erich tried to make a face like our pumpkin

No clean dishes

We forget to run the dishwasher and this is what Erich found to eat his cereal. I almost died laughing!!