Why does my teacher always say
I have ants in my pants at the end of the day?
Ants are insects, everyone knows,
And insects don't belong in anyone's clothes!
They're little and buggy, like beetles and flies,
And all of them have at least two compound eyes.
And three pairs of legs that leave six little tracks,
And a head and an abdomen - and in between a thorax!
But my favorite thing is that when a
Bug wants to talk he uses his antenna!
So my teacher is wrong. There are no ants on me.
It's just that I'm busy, as busy as a bee!
2. Water, fish hooks and five year olds!?!?! What was I thinking?
We went fishing today at the most wonderful local trout farm. The kids had a blast and you should have heard the screams from the little ones who've never caught a fish! I'm as crazy about fishing as I am about snakes; when I screamed, it was for a whole different reason!! They slept all the way home. I took this picture right before I dozed off on the back seat!
3. I brought our Think It Over Chair home to fix up. Part of me thinks it needs to be a little uncomfortable and not cutsie, but I had new paint pens and wanted to play! This is what I ended up with.
Not impressed, I went out and found an adorable chair for $38. I didn't need to think that over! No way! We'll just have to live with the ugly one for 12 more days! I may even spend some time in that chair if this crowd doesn't settle down!
The rocking chair in the picture was my very first Think It Over Chair. You can imagine, they rocked like crazy when they were upset. Not a good idea (and way too much fun when you're thinking things over!)
4. Last week I posted a picture of a magnificent zoo that the kids built while I was assessing. Well, there's a new trend in my class: Thematic Mess-making!
I should have known: SUPER TEA PARTY WITH A MEGA-BAKERY!!! Our little corner play area was transformed into a Kindergartener's dream kitchen. It was amazing! I love this new phenomenon! They worked as a team and set a table with every available accessory we have! My report cards are never going to get completed. How can you make a little one leave that magic to come read sight words? They put on aprons to be waiters/waitresses and some girls got out the dress up gowns. They asked to use my "ask-3-before-you-ask-me" lantern for ambiance and even requested the special "handwriting" music (the only quiet music I own). Now it was too big for just them, so one of my girls wrote an invitation to our school secretaries and two of the most elegantly dressed young ladies delivered the invitation while the rest "organized" the staff. They had a greeter at the gate and another at the door and two of my boys were ready to pull out chairs. After the guests sat down, they were handed plates of playdough cookies and tea cups (and tea cups and tea cups and tea cups) full of water. There was water EVERYWHERE! It was magical. We don't do enough of this sort of creative play.
5. I got a cute little note today. I love how she misspelled Mrs. W.
Have a great long weekend everybody!
Miss is Double You!