I think I've mentioned before I have an amazing group of students this year! They seriously have the biggest hearts I've ever seen in seven year olds! I'm pretty sure they genuinely care about each other. I try to remember every second of this, because we all know not all classes are like this. This blog has been a great way for me to do that, and keep an unofficial record of all the awesome things I am lucky enough to be a part of during the day.

For example,

one of my kiddies (who has some emotional issues) was very upset mom had to drop him off and leave for the day- I'm talking screaming and crying (so loud that we couldn't really hear anything). :-( Not one of my students gave him a funny look. Not one of them complained or got annoyed. Not one of them thought anything different or bad about about him. They just walked by and give him a pat on the back and said things like, "It's okay" or "I wish my mom could stay too." Seriously, completely unprovoked, this is what they said. And not just one of them. This was like four or five of them. How could you not have a good day after witnessing that...?!?! 

Of course, then these conversations occur, and I am wondering (as sweet as they are) WHAT?!?!?

Student A (frowning and very clearly distraught): I have the hiccups.
Me: Oh no,  honey. Go get a drink of water. They'll go away soon.
Student B (to Student A, after they've walked away): Do you know can die from hiccups!?!?!
Student A: What!?!?!
Student B: Yeah...
Student A (running up to me): Am I going to die from the hiccups!?!??!!?! (very worried, as though these might be her last moments. Her life was probably flashing before her eyes...)
Me: No sweetie, the hiccups will not kill you. I promise.


In other news, I'm working on getting my very first unit posted on TpT. (I guess I need to finish it first, right)- I'm on it today! It's a Love Monster Antonym Activity pack with some great activities for your kiddies to practice antonyms.

There are also some great giveaways going on! Check out:



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  1. I love your stories. Your class does sound like the sweetest.
    Forever in First

  2. Those monsters are adorable.

    and cherish the moments! :)
    Buzzing with Ms. B

  3. Thanks for sharing those stories - your students sound like sweeties!! Your Love Monster is SO cute! Nice work :)

    Have a great weekend - Amanda

  4. Your students sound like gems. Congrats on doing such a great job.

  5. Your preview of your antonyms activity pack looks great. :) I love the Love Monsters clip art! :)
    I had a class like yours two years ago, it's amazing the community you can build with kiddos who genuinely care for and respect each other!
    Stories From Second

  6. I always LOVE your stories. =) Thanks for the tips you posted at my blog!

    Ms. Smith
    Adventures of Ms. Smith