Saturday, May 9, 2009

haiku! gesundheit...

only 5 more weeks and I'll have my credential! Well, I suppose I could fail my CPR class and that would hold things up a bit, but I've inflated the lungs on those dummies so many times they know what flavor of gum I chew...

3rd grade is a crack-up; I really do have to turn away sometimes to keep from laughing at the pouting lips or dramatic attempts at self-control when their world comes crashing down with a wrong answer (or when they have to go to the bathroom). I love the serious, concerned concentration faces too, especially when their fingers are moving rapidly adding up 6 x 7.

Did a good lesson with goldfish crackers and adding fractions, very few fish were eaten and/or pulverized before their time. Next up is Haiku, which I've never done or studied or understood (regrettably, I'm not a big poetry fan), and I'll be observed and probably videotaped for good ol' California's requirements.

Dang, just realized that means I need to lose 10 lbs by Thursday!

3 comments:

TeachEnEspanol said...

Thanks for the smile. :) It is impressive that you got a group of 3rd graders to refrain from eating that which is edible.

Good luck with Haiku. I like poetry because it is one of those lessons where students can't really do anything wrong with the words that they select. Spend a long time clapping out syllables (music works well for that as well) and generate some examples together first. You'll be great!

Rosco Tango Baker said...

As of this week, I've completed an Alternative Licensure Program. So, I understand your position all too well. But I will say that you are a braver man than I: elementary kids are CRAZY! :-)

After two years of working in the mid-school, and a few months of student teaching at the high school, I am pretty sure that 7-12 is where I belong...seems that you've found your niche as well. Good stuff.

Cool blog.

JK said...

Wow, Maestra, was it something I said? You packed up and moved away?