November 15, 2013

Five Things About My Friday

So many things happened today that I just had to share...

1. I received a sweet gift from a student today: a rainbow loom bracelet (are your students obsessed with these like mine?). This sweet gesture was even more thoughtful because he made it orange and blue for my beloved Bears. Also... this kid is a HUGE trouble-maker with a soft-spot for me. Winning!

2. I fell UP the stairs today at school. In front of my whole class. Don't worry, though, it was only mildly embarrassing.

3. We thought our sixth graders accidentally ruined one of the 7th grade roller coaster projects in the back of the room and spent about 10 minutes lecturing them about respecting other peoples' property. After, when I went to tell the 7th grade teacher who shares the classroom, she told us that it was already like that. Oops!  Kudos to my sweet students who felt super guilty and even tried to come up with plausible explanations of how they may have knocked it down.

4. We got to listen to one of the original Jock Jams CDs in PE this week while my group was working out in the fitness center (cardio machines and circuit training). I am not ashamed to admit that I was singing and dancing along to every song, starting with Coolio's "1,2,3,4..."My students looked at me like I was crazy, but I couldn't resist. Best PE class ever!! Anyone else with me on that?!

5. I asked student to help one of my SPED babies find the right page in our science book for our read aloud. Not only did he direct her to the correct place, but he used his finger to guide her through the reading for the ENTIRE class. And then he volunteered to put up her chair for her at the end of the day. Holy sweetness!


  1. Should I be embarrassed to admit that I stil have the original Jock Jams CD?
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  2. Falling up stairs? Next week, the fact that my site does NOT have stairs that I could fall up, will be on my Thankful Thursday post:).

  3. Rainbow loom is crazy popular here too! Henry loves it!! Love Jock Jams :)

  4. My students love Rainbow loom bracelets too...although the fad does seem to be dying down. I fell going up the stairs when I was 13 and broke my glad that didn't happen to you!

  5. My son who will student teach PE in January just said you were awesome for playing Jock Jams! =D