Friday, November 9, 2012

Currently: November!!

I am so behind on Farley's November Currently!!  Some of my family is in town so the blog has been put on pause.

I love Thanksgiving.  I have so much to be thankful for and one is for my co-worker, Ms. Curtis.  She pretty much rocks my socks off.  She stays late, has creative ideas, lets me vent/cry, and dresses up with me for Halloween AND 50's day.  There's nothing like having an awesome co-worker to teach with!!!

Happy Friday!

Sunday, November 4, 2012


This past week was full of excitement thanks to Halloween...and next week is going to be no different. Our school is doing a school-wide election on Tuesday.  Each class is given a state and their electoral votes...I'm pretty pumped because our librarian gave my class Maine (since I am from there)!  Throughout the day, each class will update the school on who their state voted for.  I'm just a little nervous about teaching on electoral votes since most adults are even confused on the process (guilty).  But, it's going to be a fun day...

My first grade team decided to make a big flag out of paper for our bulletin board outside our classrooms...Wish I had taken a picture of it, but on Friday, I just wanted to get.out.of.there.  I'm sure I'm the only one who has ever felt that way.... :)  I made two activities to go along with voting and presidents.  One is a sequencing chart that goes along with the book, "Duck for President!"  Such a cute, fun book.  And the other is a writing activity..."If I were president, I would...".  This one made me laugh...One student wrote that she would eat oranges all day and another wrote that he would have national nacho day (um, I'd vote for him!)...We are very food-driven in my classroom!  I also had some amazing answers such as feeding animals in the zoos and helping people who do not have a house or food.  Answers like that make this teacher pretty proud.

Here are the worksheets if you want to use them for the big day (In English and Spanish!)!! Just click on the link and it will take you to my teachers pay teachers account.

 I keep telling myself....only 3 more weeks until Thanksgiving!  This year really is flying by...