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Thursday, October 28, 2010

2nd Grade Visits the Pumpkin Patch



Today the 2nd graders went on a field trip to the Pumpkin Patch in Prairie Grove, Arkansas! Can I admit that I have been absolutely giddy about this field trip? I have NEVER been to a Pumpkin Patch, and I was so eager to go and pick a pumpkin!

Here are some of the different pumpkins!


Here is our friendly farmer!

This is my new mentor teacher, Ms. Reich! I just love her :)

We went on a hay ride!


Here are some green pumpkins, not quite ready to be picked!

The kids played tug of war with another class! We beat them! Twice! Wahoo!!!


A mom brought a cookie cake for dessert! Bless her! How did she know that I loved these?

Some more fun pictures at the pumpkin patch!

MOOOOOOO!!!


At the end of the day the kids got to pick their own little pumpkins to take home!



Funny Story: I was taking a kid to the port-a-potty and after he walked in, he swung the door open! Whoa! What happened I asked?!?! He said, "There is a Bud Light in the toilet!" "What?" "Let me check this out!" So I walked in the port-a-potty and this is what I saw! Ha! I had to share this with my favorite blog readers!


The teachers even got to take home a pumpkin! So here is my new addition to our kitchen table! That precious little orange pumpkin! I love it!

Have a great weekend favorite blog readers!

Lauren

Saturday, October 23, 2010

My Last Day in 4th Grade!


Hello favorite blog readers! Long time no blog post! I apologize :) Life has been a wee bit hectic. Here is what has been going on:

I finished my 4th grade placement. I was so sad to leave my sweet students and wonderful mentor teacher :( The last day when the bell rang there were tears in my eyes as I said goodbye to the students. All the 4th grade teachers were wonderful in 4th grade and it was a great first experience student teaching. Here are some pictures from my last day!


On the last day, I gave the students a class book about their family traditions. The students had written their passages and drawn their pictures the week earlier. This is one of my favorite projects I have ever done in the classroom! The children wrote lengthy paragraphs describing their family traditions.


I also gave each student a written note and a Halloween sucker! (The suckers are available at Walmart! (Thank you Stacey for generously donating these suckers to my students! They loved them!)






The students surprised me with a stack of folders with heart-felt written messages :) this was such a great and timeless gift that I will use in my future classroom! I just loved these sweet students and think about them daily!

Another shout out to my "mama bear" Mrs. Eaton, my 4th grade mentor teacher. You will always hold a special place in my heart! Thank you for all your kind words and encouragement :)

Here are some of the journal entries the kids wrote me on the last day :)



I promise in November I will be a much better blogger! I am sorry to let you down, but school, papers, sleep, and Paisley were calling me ;) I love you all friends!

Lauren

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

4th Grade Arkansas Program


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The 4th Grade Student Teachers (Me, Laura, and Kameron)


Mrs. Briggs was so smart and figured out a way to hook up the words on a teleprompter for the kids! Love technology!
Ms. Briggs and her student teacher Laura

Two weeks ago the 4th graders had their annual Arkansas program! Oh goodness it was so much fun singing songs about Arkansas! All the kids dressed in red and sang their little hearts out! Here is a short clip from one of my favorite songs Down in the Arkansas. My favorite line from this song is: the prettiest girls I ever saw were down in the Arkansas!

Have a happy Wednesday friends! This week is SOLO week (which means I am teaching everything all week without my mentor teacher!) Pray for me! Love you favorite blog readers! Thanks for sticking with me!
Lauren