Thursday, January 12, 2012

Snowy Days

WHEWWW! Am I worn out from today or what!?! I guess 24 third graders will do that to ya! Not to mention the "distraction" we had today. Although I had an exhausting day it was still wonderful, as always!

This week our class has been working on feature articles. It was so interesting to see what topics the kids picked on Monday. I was so excited to learn more about their interests. One of my students chose Steve Jobs. When I asked him what made him choose Steve Jobs he replied with, "He was the smartest man in the world, Ms. Shell and I want to be a computer engineer just like him"! What a bright little guy! I hope he follows those dreams. He also shared that he loves Apple. Me too, friend, me too! Now ... about that iPad I've been wanting!! Anywho...

As we are working on our feature articles one student raises her hand. I walk over to her and she signals me to come closer. Then, she WHISPERS in my ear, "Ms. Shell it's snowing really hard outside." Now, what child WHISPERS when they see snow? What a little angel. About five minutes later, one student reacted just how I imagined. He stands out of his chair, points, and says (not at a voice level 1) SNOW! SNOW! SNOW! Well if that wasn't enough to make the class go wild! We lost them! Lost them! Their little brains were now scattered from Steve Jobs, Dolphins, Harry Potter, and Hammerhead Sharks to...Snow. With a wiggle here and a wiggle there (I like to call this ants in the pants), it was apparent all the students were dying to perform their snow dances. The teacher prepared the students for, "incase we have a snow day". After finally getting the students back on track, the room was finally at a level 0 and their little hands were writing so quickly! Focused. Focused. Focused. That's exactly what they were! Until....

A student yells, "It's snowing outside!!!!" Now, if you have been reading, you know that another student already made this very clear to the entire class. My question is, where was this student? She wasn't out of the room? I like to think she was just so focused and distracted by her feature article, she missed the memo. Unfortunately I'm not so sure if that was the case! Never a dull moment in an elementary classroom! I LOVE IT!

I guess the little wiggles and cheers did the trick. Those kiddo's prayers sure were answered... a snow day. Four days off may hand us a crazy Tuesday!

Now, I would be completely fibbing if I said I wouldn't enjoy a four day weekend! There is certainly PLENTY of things I could HAVE TO get done! Therefore, I am going to treat myself tonight. Which means, staying up past 9:30, watching all Brittany's DVR shows, and not working on a single thing!! Am I old or what? I like to think of it as... focused. So snow day friends, put your jammies on and raise your hot chocolate! Cheers to SNOW!

Till' Next Time :)


  1. Thanks Staci! I have been slacking with the blogs but thanks for stopping by! :)