Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Just a few of my favorite things..

When the dog bites, when the bee stings
When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don't feel so bad

I remember singing this at the Maxwell House Hotel in the school chorus my sixth grade year. It was such a memorable moment that our music teacher had made for us. Every time I hear the song I think about Miss Parks. J
Today I am linking up with the Teaching Trio to talk about some of my favorite teachable moments! After testing is a great time, because we can all just chill and enjoy the spring. (If only we were truly done with the testing!!)
 
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The War lesson was priceless. Students came and had no clue what was about to happen. Our principal played it so cool. She told them they’d have to pay for recess (25¢) and specials ($5) every day, because we were going broke! They were in an uproar. Some made a connection automatically to the Intolerable Acts, but some were so shocked they started asking if they could call home to get money!! We had a discussion on how it made them feel, then they came up with a list with their group on why it was fair or not fair, then they wrote letters by themselves on why they agreed or disagreed with the principal! One student came up with the Compromise of 2015, where some of the money was taken from fundraiser events that were led by 4th graders. We let them stew with this notion until recess that afternoon. It was so hilarious. :)  hehehehe!

On a less happy note, is the Nepal Earthquake. Our kids were so emotional talking about the earthquake. Many of them remember the flood we had here in Nashville (they were about 4 or 5 at the time).  They were posed with a question, “What can we, as 4th graders, do to help the Nepalese?” They are going to start making PSA posters to put around the school to encourage collections for the Nepalese. It was a touching and humbling moment when the kids got revved up about helping others! 

What are some of your favorite teaching moments from the last week? I can't wait to hear them! 


2 comments:

  1. You have some great moments here. Sounds like a wonderful classroom to be a part of. Way to go!

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    1. Thanks! We have been having a blast!!

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