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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Freaky, Frightening, and Fun

Personally I love Halloween.  Its always mayhem in the classroom during the day.  The kids are excited about the party, there is lost and broken costumes, teachers paranoia about too much sugar, and lots of crafts, games and spooky music.  Here is my infamous Witches Brew recipe...

I bottle of Orange Fanta,  4 scoops Vanilla Icecream, plastic flies or spiders (optional), and of course the cauldron!!  They love it.  Have a Safe and Enjoyable Halloween

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Keeping with the Times

Okay I feel that I'm a pretty cool teacher and try to keep up with the times...

I know who Optimus Prime and Yoda are.
I always have toys, books and kid stuff in my car.
I know how to make Bakugans rip,
and love a good field trip.

At Halloween I give out tasty treats,
and often play Bob Marley beats.
We watch spooky movies
and make some delicious orange smoothies

I have all the best toys,
and gross, funny books for boys
I play soccer at recess,
and dont get crazy when theres a mess. 

But there are some things I just cant take...
I mean they dont have to take their DSI everywhere for goodness sake....
And what about these Skecher shoes,
I mean they are full of colours, sparkles, lights, I'm surprised they dont report the news. 

Some kids lunches are so full of junk
and don't even try to give me attitude punk!
But at the end of the day you have to be with the times
and be able to spit out the rhymes!!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Glitter will be the Death of Me!!

I love the idea of glitter.  It shimmers, it shines.

Yet,  I often have to remind myself that I need to bring it into my classroom once in a while.  You cannot even pathom the mess it can make.  A sprinkle of glitter can suddenly be in a child's nostrils, ears, hair and not to mention on the floors, walls and sinks. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


As an eager teacher who loves books I have signed on again as the Scholastic Rep for my school.  I think this program is brilliant and it offers affordable books, and other items for children and their families.  However, don't be fooled, there is a lot of work that goes into running this program.  First you get a stack of flyers that have to be separated by age groupings and handed out to each student, then you have to post the due date and prepare an envelope for each classroom.  When the due date comes around you can spend hours imputting the orders via telephone or online.  You calculate all the cheques and mail them off.  Then of course, two days after you have already sent the order someone comes and asks you to please please please put in their order.  They try to give you cash, which means you have to either say "heck no, give me the check" or you take the money, spend it on gas and have to write a check on their behalf.  Then finally the order comes in, it takes about 3 to 4 days.  You have to go through each order and ensure all the books are in.  You distribute them through the school and just as your finishing up the next batch of flyes has arrived and so it begins again!!! 

Oh and PS- I spend a fortune on books each month

Some of my Scholastic Picks this Order.. Flat Stanley, Geronimo Stilton, and Captain Underpants