Saturday, September 22, 2012

Happy "Official" 1st Day of Fall!

It is such a beautful day out side! I haven't been out much yet. I am working on some lesson plans right now...Yay! haha! I plan to get outside later this afternoon! 

Anywho, I wanted to share my lesson plan format with all of you! I will post it below!

I now need to get focused so I can get outside and enjoy this weather!!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


Does anybody out there use SHURLEY ENGLISH??

This is my first year teaching, and my first year teaching Shurley English. I'm not so sure I like it! I am not very good at English in the first place, never have been. I never really had proper English in grade school, high school, or college! I think I am a pretty good writer but I know NOTHING about parts of speech, or classifying a sentence! I'm pretty sure my students know more than I do at this point. And that's sad!

So HELP me, please! I'm begging you! give me the secrets to Shurley English. To me it is so confusing!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Mollusk Menus....and 6th grade stories!

 So far in Science we have been learning about animals. Our chapter that we are one right now is all about invertebrates. We have been discussing different mollusks. I took them to the computer lab the other day and had them research what countries eat mollusks (snails, crab, squids, etc.). They were then to find recipes where the mollusk was the main ingredient. From that they made some menus. They had to come up with a name for their restaurant, include one appetizer, and one main dish. Here are some of the menus!

Love these kids! They are so funny and creative!

So funny story today...

I had one of my boys come up to me and say:

"Guess what? Last night I woke up around 6am with a ringing in my ear. So I went to my mom and she game me some medicine to put in my ear, then I had to lay on it. After I laid down for a little while a ROLLY POLLY fell out of my ear!"

How hilarious is that! Never heard of that happening!

Have a great evening!

Monday, September 10, 2012

A Look Into My Day

here's a look into my busy schedule!

rs. Crouse’s 6-2 Schedule

8:20 8:30              Arrival/Morning Routine

8:30 9:15                Exploratory Class

Session 1 (August 20 - September 28): Mrs. Crouse – Geometry
Session 2 (October 1 - November 9): Mrs. P – Geography
Session 3 (November 13 - December 21): Mrs. F – Fine Arts
Session 4 (January 2 - February 8): Mrs. C – Technology
Session 5 (February 11 - March 22): Mrs. T – Health
Session 6 (April 2 - May 21): Mr. S – Economics/Current Events
9:15 10:00              P.E.

10:00 10:45    6-2 Science
                                           *Computers on Tuesday

10:45 11:30     6-1 Science

11:30 12:15           6-2 History

12:15 1:00            LUNCH/RECESS

1:00 1:45            6-2 Reading/Spelling
                                       *Library on Tuesdays from 1:30-2:00

1:45 2:30           6-2 English

2:30 3:15             Support/Study Hall

I have noticed that my kids get really restless after lunch/recess time. Once coming in from recess we have Facebook Time (aka silent reading time) to settle them down.

Do you have any other suggestions on how to keep them motivated after lunch?

                                Have an amazing day!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Currently September...Really?!

Wow, I can't believe that it is September already! August just flew by!

I am grateful that this weekend was a 3 day weekend! I did stay busy but got caught up on a lot of lesson plans! Here's what my weekend looked like:

Friday night: Rehearsal dinner for my good friend
The bride with the bridesmaids

Saturday: Her Wedding! (it was absolutely gorgeous!)

Here is a picture of me and the bride

Church, and clean the WHOLE house (it was much needed)
Monday: Work on lesson plan...ALL DAY...then have have small group


And now for September's currently! To get your currently go to Farley's page, Oh' Boy 4th Grade!

My favorites:
1. The internet. I have no idea how teachers made lesson plans without the internet before! I mean seriously!
2. I am in love with Phillip Phillips song "Home"...I knew he won American Idol but I never watched any of the I am sad that I missed them!
3. I have two gorgeous 31 bags that I tote all of my school stuff in back and forth from school to home! I don't know what I would do with out those!

Happy Labor Day!