Things I Said Today & Thank You

Today was my first day back after spring break! Yikes!!!

The kids were actually really really good. And for the most part pretty calm and did not forget all of our rules like classes I've had in the past. They seemed a little older, a little taller, and a little more like 3rd graders after this break!

Although here are a few things I found myself saying today:

"Please don't lick the iPad Billy." Why!? Why!? Why!?

"Suzy took her dress off!?!? At lunch??? Like, all the way off off???" Yes, it came all the way off off. For all to see. That was a fun parent phone call after school... I'm still not clear about why this happened...??? However I did get to use this new (new to me at least) adorable parent communication log from Farley at Oh Boy 4th Grade!!!

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"No, it is not lunchtime right now..." (It was 8:00 in the morning for goodness sakes!!! Apparently said friend has no sense of time...) 

Because of this little conversation, I started having them write the time on ALL of their papers. Name, number, date, and time. This means, of course, that every time we have a piece of paper in front of us, I have to do a quick lesson on telling time. And I make them write AM or PM so they can start to figure that out (such a hard concept for the little ones!) I've done this in the past, and at first it makes me want to pull my hair out, but they start to get it after a while. And talk about repeated practice.

And finally, a BIG thank you to all of you amazing teachers who create and post and share and make available all of your amazing resources and products!!! I don't know how you find time to do it all, but I appreciate it! I cannot wait to be done with my masters program so I will have more time to create and share with you, and return the favor! :-)

And don't forget to join our Furry Friends linky (click the pic below)!!!! I can't believe how much I've loved loved loved reading about everyones pets!!!!! :-)

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  1. Wow, what a day you had. I can't believe you had a student take her dress off! I haven't heard that one before. And "don't lick the ipad"- oh my! You've got some good stories.
     Chrissy

    First Grade Found Me

  2. This is the call I would want to make..."Hello parent, this is your daughter's teacher. Why does your child feel the need to take off her clothes in public. I do teach them to have goals when they grow up, but now is not the time to practice for their future careers." =) Loved your stories today, Sandy!

    Emily @ Second Grade Silliness 

  3. Sounds like an interesting day lol :) We don't have boring lives, that's for sure!

    Journey of a Substitute Teacher

  4. They are funny indeed!


  5. Hi Sandy,

    It sounds like you had a fun-filled day! ;-) Today was my first day back from Spring Break as well, but I don't have quite the stories you do! I'm so glad that I stumbled upon your blog... I'm your newest follower! Can't wait to read more!


  6. hahaha...I so enjoyed reading this post. Helps me realize my class is not the only one! lol

    I am your newest follower. So excited to have found your blog!


    2nd Grade Pad

  7. All I can say is this: oh my goodness...thank the Lord I'm not alone :)


    Fun in Room 4B

  8. oh good...I don't feel so bad that I actually had to say the words "Did you seriously just put that eraser in your mouth?" {only to hear a chorus of "AND she folded her bookmark and put it in her mouth, too" as a response} today!
    Dragonflies in First