Thursday, February 05, 2009


Last Friday, for the first time, I left a Kinder class thinking I could teach Kindergarten. The teacher must be over-the-top, holy cow fanstastic! I have never seen a K class that was so well versed in the class procedures and expectations. The kids themselves were super sweet! There was a girl named Yoyo who pretty much was a yo-yo - she was all over the place and difficult. Other than her and two boys who needed a lot of guidance, it was the best day! I had so much fun.
One kid, Kevin told me all about his karate - so I told him to remember his name I would call him Karate Kevin. Hilarious! From that moment on, every time I would look at him, he would do some small karate move with his arms. I was laughing all day!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Special Ed Room this week

I don't have much to post this week - I am in a moderate/severe Special Ed room all week this week. The kids are all in kindergarten and they are so sweet. Some of their stories are very touching; however, due to confidentiality and respect for them, I will not be sharing. Although I have a hard time in K classes due to not being very "huggy," this is so different. It is so structured (which I love) and the kids are wonderful! Next week, I should have more stories!!!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Just say no to pixie sticks

I love challenging classes and yesterday was no exception. The kids were tough all day.

Throughout the day, I kept catching the boys with pixie sticks (not the paper ones...plastic straw ones).

Come to find out, they are buying huge bags at the dollar store and selling them for profit.

The good news - they are entrepreneurial and will go far in life. The bad news - I had to send him to the office and act mad; pretend I was not impressed at all.

More bad news - one of the kids had a lighter. What are you doing with a lighter at 11?