Here is my bulletin board that I put together for Back to School night.
|And here is my cute class this year. It was so hot outside and they weren't too excited to have their picture taken.|
And here are the high lights of our 1st day.
--One boy broke his glasses on the first day, he didn't cry... and told me he could squint until the day was over.
--One girl put her lunch box in the wrong bin after lunch. She didn't realize it until school was over and then she cried for a good 5 minutes. She claimed I didn't tell her where to put it, but.... we all know I did. Don't worry, we found it!
And for the grand finale....
I play a name game with my students to get to know their names. I always start by saying my name, and something I love. Usually I say, "Mrs. Barber loves chocolate." But this year I told them how this summer I have been eating a lot of watermelon. And that we usually buy one big one at Costco each week and I eat most of it. So I said, Mrs. Barber loves watermelon. (One by one the kids say their name and their item, and we repeat it.)
Then later in the day we read the book Chrysanthemum. It's about a girl named Chrysanthemum and how everyone makes fun of her name. After reading, I asked the class if I should name my baby Chrysanthemum. The kids then realized that I was pregnant. One boy shouts out...
"Oh you are pregnant? I just thought you were fat because you ate so many watermelons!"
One nice boy sitting next to him slugged him and told him he was rude for calling me fat.
They made my day. I guess I can go back again tomorrow!
|Ignore the face, and focus on the belly. It does look a little like a watermelon right?? (Team building activity.)|