Sunday, May 17, 2015

9 More Days and Counting!


I'll tell you what. This teacher is exhausted! I took over as full-time teacher in April, and it has been quite the adventure! This past week especially I think both the students and I felt the distinct pull of summer. We are all ready to be done with school!

Of course, we still have a few more days left so we are trying to make each day count. On Friday, we had a picnic lunch, played at a playground, and went on a walking trail. It was so nice to be out of the classroom and out in the beautiful, sunny weather!






Thursday, May 7, 2015

Teacher Appreciation & Blooming Flowers


This week is all about "Teacher Appreciation". The other day I sure felt appreciated! I got a special homemade teacher necklace, chocolate, and a bunch of dandelions from some sweet girls.

Oh yes, you know it is officially spring outside when the kiddos come in with handfuls of these weeds...errr..flowers after recess!

Today there was a vase of pretty lilacs on my desk as a fresh reminder that things are blooming all around me! Speaking of blooming....I am sooo proud of all my Kindergarten graduates this school year! They have definitely have continued to grow and "bloom" in their schoolwork. Most of them are all in 2nd grade work already!

Ayme & Miss Follett

Friday, April 17, 2015

One-Room Schoolhouse Fun!


We went on a field trip to Quiet Valley Farm yesterday. The students dressed up for the 1800's, and got to experience what it was like to be in a one-room schoolhouse. They also got to learn about sheep, wool and how to use a loom to make cloth. It was a fun-filled day!

Want to see more pictures? - Click Here!



Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The DaVinci Science Center


On Tuesday we went to the DaVinci Science Center. It is a GREAT place to take elementary kids because everything is hands-on. You are allowed to touch everything ;-). Wow, does that make a teacher's job a lot easier!!

This place deals with every type of Science. We got to be involved in an Electricity program which was pretty amazing. Some of the kids got to participate and see how electricity works. They got to touch starfish and sea urchins, play with magnets, go through a tunnel, lift weights, pretend to be meteorologists, learn about dinosaurs....honestly, there are just too many fun things to name!

A special part of our time at the DaVinci Science Center was being able to be part of a weather program with our local meteorologist, Ed Hanna! He has done many school programs, and did a great job keeping the kids' interest with pictures and videos.

 


There was a camera man there for a little bit, and we discovered that we were going to be featured on the news!!! That was rather exciting to hear. :-) I was able to capture the moment on my phone. Not the best quality, but you can hear what he is saying. It does a teacher's heart proud when she hears her students being called attentive, devoted and sharp on TV!

video 

We took one last group shot before the kids explored the fun Dinosaur room. Do you have any idea how hard it is to get everyone to not only look at the camera at the same time, but also smile? Yeah, the second after this picture was taken, they literally bolted all over the room. They just don't seem to grasp the importance of capturing the moments like their teachers do. ;-) It was a fun {exhausting} day of exploring!!!!



Monday, February 2, 2015

Bounce U


On Friday, the students on Honor Roll were able to go to Bounce U - an indoor playground filled with bouncing equipment. ;-) They were bouncing, sliding, climbing and having loads of fun together! Definitely a great way to get rid of some of their endless energy.  By the end of our time, there were rosy cheeks, and tired bodies heading to the bus. Success!!!