Acting like animals (43 out of 365) #blogaday

​Silly Student Doing #2:

​​We went on a field trip today in my field placement. The bus ride there and back had some very entertaining students who wanted to “be animals.” On the way to the logging conference, the boy in front of me decided to start honking like a goose all the way there. He was getting in people’s faces and doing it out the window. I made sure he wasn’t invading people’s space, but stopping him from making the noise didn’t turn out very well. He became the honking goose-boy on the bus! acting like animals post2 The second student who decided to act like an animal was a different boy on the ride back to school. It was a pretty warm day today, so the windows were down in a few seats. The boy behind me pulled his window all the way down and made sure I was looking by saying “Hey, Miss Hannah!” He then proceeded to having his head slightly outside the window with his tongue sticking out, and said “look, I’m a dog!” – ha! This was very funny and he wanted to show everyone around him as well.acting like animals post3It is interesting how both of these boys had some inspiration to be a goose or a dog – the dog one made some sense because the window was down and it is common for dogs to put their faces outside, but the goose just must be some thought the boy had in his head. I admire bus drivers for handling loud students like this on a daily basis and with multiple routes!


Connecting to the community (23 out of 365) #blogaday [Reblog of “Bering Land Bridge National Preserve Visit”]

I have been busy today with lots of back-to-back events – including tonight – so I apologize for not writing my own post. BUT this one from a new blog I started following sparked my interest. It relates to “Getting Through Grad School” because it is a reminder that lessons can start from anywhere (including your community). There should not be stress to find real-world examples of what you’re learning, just reach out to the world around you. Field trips are always fun experiences and bringing experts to your classroom works just as well!

The Kindergarten All-Stars

Yesterday a representative from Bering Land Bridge National Preserve came into our class to teach us about our ecosystem and the animals that live in it.  She read us the story North: The Amazing Story of Arctic Migration.  We learned about why certain animals live in cold climates, migrating patterns of arctic animals, and how animals survive and find food in the arctic.


Then students took turns picking an animal from a method of migration and deciding if they lived in the arctic or not.  They sorted the animals by arctic animals and non arctic animals by taping the picture of the animal to the picture of the Bering Land Bridge National Preserve.  We finished off the lesson with a song sung to the tune of If You’re Happy and You Know It.  The title of the song was If You Live in the Arctic.


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