Friday, September 9, 2011

Classroom Funnies...

So, have you ever had one of those days where you just have to laugh or else you would cry???  I seem to be having more of those lately.... anyway, I just have to share a few somethings that made me smile and turned my day around.  I actually do have some science stuff(common assessments and Science Journal Cover) to share with you and  a few odds and ends(some cool farm activities one of my colleagues made for us)  but it is 11:50 pm and I just don't have the energy to get it organized to put up here...SOOOOOOOO it is going to have to wait until the weekend but I promise I will get to it!
So the county that I work in has reduced our physical education department so now we(teachers) are responsible for supplying our babies with some of the required PE hours our students are suppose to have - enter Teacher Led PE - now I know this is something that my teacher friends in California and I'm sure other places have been dealing with for awhile now - but for me, this is something new!  EEEK!  I'm am soooo not a PE teacher - that is my hubby - not ME!!  But I am trying to tackle this new responsibility the best that I can - ENTER Richard Simmons!!!  My para brought in a few Sweatin' to the Oldies tapes (she found at a thrift shop)for us to use during our "teacher led PE" time and let me just tell you the kids LOVED it!!!  I wish you could have seen how adorable they were dancing their patooties off to Richard Simmons!!!  They had the best time!! See - who doesn't love a little Richard sometimes!!  This totally brought a smile to my face!!  I know we can't do Richard every time we have teacher led PE but a little Sweatin' to the Oldies never hurt anyone right???  
O.K - the other funny happened today when we were taking our First Science Assessment(I will post this weekend) - The 5 Senses - They had to draw 2 things for each sense and so when I was going around and checking papers I was also taking dictation for what their pictures were suppose to be - :)  I was with one of my boys and we were on the sense of smell - he had a picture that I wasn't completely sure of but when he told me what it was - it totally cleared it up for me - I asked what it was that he drew that he could smell and he boo boo... what I asked??? And he repeated.....
How could I say anything??? - He was totally right - you can use your sense of smell for that one!!  I just had to laugh, praise him for at least coming up with one on his own and not using one of my examples - give him a hug and just giggle inside!!  Kids say the darndest things - especially in the middle of a test when your not even expecting it!!!  
Dog Boo Boo.... 
I had never even heard of boo boo being used in this context until I started teaching... sometimes I learn just as much from them as they do from me!  

If you made it this far, thank you for letting me share my smiling moments with you.  
When the business of school starts getting be down, I think about times like these that I share with my students and it helps me to remember why I do what I do!!   


  1. Kids are the best medicine! {} :)

  2. The Richard Simmons really got me to laugh. I have a mental image in my mind if it were me teaching it... Let me ERASE that image.

  3. Try adventure to fitness with your students! They will love it! It's an online interactive P.E. game. When it rains that is what we do for P.E. Love hearing about the fun in your classroom!

    Rambling About Reading

  4. we just finished the 5 senses this week too! none of my kids thought of that one though! nice funny to end the day on - thanks!!

  5. I love doing Richard Simmons in school! We do it at the end of each year when we ALL have the wiggles and we're ready to move on to summer :-) We call it "Dance Your Pants off!" I hope you are able to think of some great PE stuff... gotta be honest - I don't envy you! Eek!


  6. Ha ha! I love your sweet stories. In B.C., we are responsible for providing 30 minutes of DAILY P.E. Can you imagine? I mean, our teaching day is only 5 hours long (plus an hour for lunch and 15 min for recess). How do you do that? One of my PE periods is yoga. Maybe you could try that. Nice and relaxing and calming ...

    Grade ONEderful


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