Sunday, September 11, 2011

Liz Moves to First Grade!

After four years teaching second grade, Liz has been moved to first grade.  At first, they were going to move her to kindergarten, but I think they witnessed her reaction and they changed their minds.  Please refer to last year's article to compare and contrast the old room with the new.

So here we are in room B-120, all the way across the building from A-105.  Our theme was going to be apples this year but we wound up doing bugs again, with apples as a sort of sub-theme.  We wouldn't, after all, have apples without bees.  Oh, and this is one of our two fire extinguishers.

This reading canopy (draped over our $2.49 reading couch) is the envy of the school.  Liz found it at Oriental Trading.

A prairie dog from Science Spectrum keeps the bugs and the kids company.

The alphabet and the kids' cubbies.  (No lockers in first grade.)

The traffic light discipline chart from previous years ...

... has been replaced by this possibly friendlier set of apples.

Tattling Turtle has returned from last year.

The bug curtains from last year are back.

Liz got this pocket chart stand from Really Good Stuff.

Kermit and the quasi-legal pinecone.

This angry Yellow Jacket probably dates from the '60's.

This flag holder, and another one just like it, were rescued from the old East Primary building.

The audience is listening, or will be.

Liz found this mural in the teachers' lounge and posted it in the hall.  It was still sealed and dated 1986.

I close with this classic poem Liz found:

I fell asleep in class today,
as I was awfully bored.

 I laid my head upon my desk
 and closed my eyes and snored.

I woke to find a piece of paper
sticking to my face.
I’d slobbered on my textbooks,
and my hair was a disgrace.

My clothes were badly rumpled,
and my eyes were glazed and red.
My binder left a three-ring
indentation in my head.

I slept through class, and probably
I would have slept some more,
except my students woke me
as they headed out the door.

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