Monday, April 2, 2012

funny story & a sneak peek

Ok, so my class and I begin our calendar routine by reading the morning message every day.  We’ve really grown as writers by this time of year, so now it also includes mistakes for proof reading.  I purposely make mistakes that they have to find and edit.  There is one thing that’s consistent about our daily message~the end line.  It always reads……Smile; you’re the best!

Well, as we were packing up today, one of my little firsties came over and said, “Mrs. Dwyer, can I tell you something?”.  She asked me to lean in close so she could whisper.  I began to get a little suspicious, but wanted to know what could possibly be so juicy that we had to suddenly start whispering.  Then, with full on deep dish dimples she blurted in a very low voice……… YOU’re the best too! We just don’t get to write you a message everyday!  She’s quite the little jokester, so I began to giggle just a little.

Would you believe she looked at me, {full on…hands on hips} and said, “Mrs. Dwyer, I’m serious!? You’re the best teacher I’ve ever had!”. I smiled and gave her a hug, a thank you….and whispered back, “It’ll be our  little secret that we’re BOTH the best”.  AND without skipping a beat…..she gave me a wink and said, “Mrs. Dwyer, it’s too late; I think everybody already knows!” Haahahahaaaha! I LOVE MY KIDS!  When I feel like I can’t make it another minute, they lift me up in so many ways!

I think what started that little conversation was our classroom phone.  It was ringing off the hook today! Every time I opened my mouth, it rang again…so much so, another of my little geniuses proudly announced to the class that we MUST be famous! LOL, kids….I love ‘em!

Well, that was my full on giggle for the day! Being the very visual person that I am, I thought I’d share a few pics of our little “home away from home”.  These are close-ups of the parts of our room that we use during my favorite part of the day ~work stations! I LOVE peeking into other classrooms.  There are also a few shots of the “What am I?” projects that I had posted about previously….(and our plants are STILL alive)! 

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Did I mention that we’re hatching baby chicks?  Here’s a pic of my little sonshine looking at the first of the little hatchlings from last year!  Can’t wait to meet the newbies!   They should arrive in about a week or so!


…..the long forgotten Cat in the Hat drawings….better late than NEVER! So, sweet!

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…and last, but not least, the What am I? riddles.


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I hope you enjoyed the sneak peek and have a terrific Tuesday! Night, night bloggy buddies! I’ve got to get some rest. It takes lots of energy to spend the day in the midst of celebrities! Pinkies up! :-)


  1. Love the drawings! And the baby exciting!!!

    Color Me Kinder

  2. Aww that was so tweet! I love the drawings too and your room looks awesome!

    Ms. Patterson

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  4. I'm your newest follower. We did chicks one year. The children had so much fun with it! I'll have to wait to go back to 2nd grade before I can do it again!

    Come visit my blog sometime! I'm hosting a giveaway right now for "If You Give a Pig a Pancake." Your kids might like it; you could turn it into a farm theme with the chicks!

    Stickers, Scissors, and Smiles

  5. Baby chicks!! Eeeek! I'd die from their cuteness!

    Tag, you're it! Stop by to see what I'm talking about. :)

    WILD About First Grade!

  6. Great pics and post! Love all the drawings and classroom pics!

    Ann Marie Smith @ Innovative Connections

  7. Cute story and love all the pictures.

    Oh, BTW, tag!

    Donna Boucher
    Math Coach’s Corner
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