It is that time of year for movies to come out for holidays! There r so many to watch like Hunger games, star wars, James bond, etc. I love the holidays and am excited to see some/all of these films!
This list of self-care interested me because it was more advice for how to behave each day. Usually there are things about sleep, taking time for yourself, and leaving work away from home. These tips focus more on you as a being and it really stood out to me!
Today, we started some holiday crafts – the families can buy the plate that their child made. I was in the 2 year old class, and they made Christmas trees or snowmen with their feet! It turned out very cute 🙂 I’m surprised we are incorporating the Winter holidays in the curriculum. I am used to trying to avoid it so families don’t feel left out. There was one Jewish girl in the class, and she was the only one to do a snowman (if these go on the wall before families order their plates, it might make her stand out). I really like the idea, but since the children are so young, we wanted to take away the choice element to give them more continuity.
This article stuck out to me because curiosity is something that many teachers skip over in the rush of getting through the lessons. During a whole group discussion, it can be difficult to allow students to discover the connections between concepts – I try to encourage it during my small group activities. With fewer children, they can start to feed off each other in a quicker sense rather than one student taking over. I really hope enough children are thinking on their own, and not just being spoon-fed information.
I never realized how handy Craigslist was until I needed some living room furniture (now that I have an unfurnished apartment). People are just giving their items away.I got a couch, armchair, dining table and chairs, and a coffee table for less than 200 bucks 🙂 Go me, and my mom for the advice!
I did two posts today because I missed one yesterday
Today I adopted the sweetest cat in the world! His name is Patches and he is 12 – right when we met through the crate, he was all cuddly and made me fall in love 🙂 I am so glad that I found him at the Oregon Humane Society.
I looked back at this link recently because I still want to incorporate making books somewhere into the curriculum, but I’m not sure how yet – maybe when Bessie (the traveling teddy bear) comes in mid-December 🙂 We could all come up with mini stories to her, and practice more of our letters. It would maybe be incorporated into small groups or afternoon circle to teach more about writing.
I thought I would write a poem about my experience so far
I have always listened to Pandora, but mainly on my computer – I love that it involves artists like the main playlist you chose. I finally added it to my phone and am really enjoying it 🙂 It is the new thing that I will put on while doing housework and showering! Having it on my phone allows me to bring it around in a more portable way. Yay phone apps!
I posted TWO today because I forgot to do it last night before I went to bed 😮