Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Bonjour!

Before Christmas break I managed to land myself a half time job teaching French every afternoon to grades 4-6 students.  So despite us just starting our 2nd week back I've been busy with planning and setting up my room (plus I've already had 2 mornings where I've subbed).
Here is a picture of the room prior to me moving things around




In a couple of weeks once I have student work up on the walls and have switched out all the bulletin boards (I've done 2 so far so I have 2 left to switch inside the classroom) I'll snap another picture.

The room is quite large (if you can imagine some rooms in this school are actually double this size!) and does not have any windows to the outside world : (   It does however have a sink in one of the corners which is handy for the odd day that I teach art in the room!  

AND for the afternoons it's all mine (and the students I share it with)

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

A Pledge to be Good

A few weeks ago I was in a classroom and over the recess 2 of the boys in my classroom had an altercation and got suspended... I told my husband about it because then I had 2 less kids in the room and sometimes your day just goes better with 2 less kids in the room!

The next day I was in a different school in a different division and the boys started the day off by writing this on the board


I wasn't sure what to expect.  
Was it going to be a terrible day because they knew they might not listen well?
Was it going to be a slightly better day because at last 3 of the 13 boys had signed?

Well, as it turns out I didn't have that difficult of a time with this class because this was the day nearly every boy in the class got in trouble at recess and had to spend part of the classes they had with me apologizing to all of the classes that were below them.

I'm not sure what happened... I was just happy to lose half of my class to it!

Then the next day...
I did not have any students in my class get in trouble.

And here we all thought I was on some kind of kids getting trouble with school administration streak.



Friday, December 16, 2016

This Week At School


Here are 5 things that happened this week at school:


1.
I taught kindergarten and they were practicing for their Christmas concert.  We Will Jingle was the best song they sang.

Why?
Probably because they were wearing sunglasses and looked kinda cute and also kinda cool.
Oh, and they knew all the words.


2.
A pink Christmas tree

3.

I taught dance class!
And yes we used the barres (sp?)



4.

The day I taught dance class we also had an evacuation of the school.
It was not a drill.
It was below -30
We went to the church next door so we wouldn't freeze.
Also, you know how they tell you to leave everything behind in the event of a fire?  I definitely took everything with me (and took the time to put my boots on because we weren't allowed shoes in the dance studio)

5.

Finally, I attended one Christmas concert in the afternoon. 
 The highlight was this song:









Saturday, December 10, 2016

Name Art

I found these pictures in a classroom a while ago (my guess it was likely one of their first art projects for the year) and thought they were nice.  I looked up how to make them and it seems super easy.  AND I've always found the art projects on this blog to go over really well.  AND, if you don't want to do the name the post is about abstract art and they look great too!





Look through the comments and read the post for more great ideas
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