I was working with the group writing about their music class. They had each pasted a picture on the paper and had to write three descriptive sentences. Of course they wrote It was fun, I liked it, or It was loud . I asked the group what is It? They thought I was clueless, "We are writing about music class, you know that Ms. Appel." Nope, can't tell that from the sentences. And then I asked why "it" was fun. Finally the light bulbs when on and some nice sentences were written. I like music class because it is loud. We had drums and we got to clap. I love loud clapping. Now I know what it is and why they had fun.
While they were at recess I took some pictures of the classroom.
Some of you may recognize this, a blood pressure machine, mine. While they are out of the room I check my BP and then take my meds.
I am sure when I was in First Grade I had no idea what alliterative meant. Impressive teaching, she teaches up, not down.
Phonics' books, decodable reading books, journals are on the desks. Lots of learning going on.
After recess I read a book to them. I do love to read to children. Ms. H gave me 4 books and let me pick the one I wanted to read. They all were Halloween/pumpkin related. I picked the silliest one.
The Vanishing Pumpkin written by Tony Johnston and illustrated by Tomie dePaola. Lots of repetition and silly magic. The class loved it.
Again as I left sweet children gave me hugs and kisses. It was a lovely morning.