Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Lessons in the Human Body...

Kyle told me that he'll be out for a few days next week. He told me that he went to an "LMT" who looked down his throat and thought it would be best if he had surgery. "But don't worry, Ms. Lori, I'm just going to have my lungs removed. Then I'll be back to school soon and I'll be able to breathe better."

Translation: Kyle went to an ENT and will be having his tonsils and adnoids removed. We love you, Kyle and we'll miss you while you're gone!


When Gwyneth's mom came to get her this morning, Gwyneth was so excited to share her discovery bottle that she had made. I asked Gwyneth to tell her mom why we made those bottles and Gwyneth said, "We learned about our five organs...sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch!" (And yes, she actually remembered them all on her own! You go, girl!!)

She's got Football in her blood....

Lynde came to Ms. Whittney last week and asked her if this is how you spell "DEFENSE". I think she may have watched a few football games in her life!!

Melt Your Heart...

This is a video from the week of our LEP Olympics. We talked a lot that week about being a family and lifting each other up. This was our "closing ceremony."

Friday, October 15, 2010

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Ahhhhhh-tumn Break

Next week is Fall Break. And while we are all smiling and looking forward to a few days off...it has nothing to do with the children around here! Do we look forward to sleeping in? Yes. Do we look forward to being able to spend time with our families? Of course. Is it nice to have time to catch up on things around the house? You bet. BUT...do we look forward to time away from these kids? Nope. Believe it or not...we MISS them! You know how you look forward to a vacation without kids, and then you get away and all you do is miss your kids?? That's sort of how it is to teach. You stay at home...and you kind of feel like you're missing a limb. And you look forward to coming back to the sweet faces and the giggles and the little hand that reaches for yours while you're walking in the hallway and the whiny voice the cries out "TEACHER...HE TOUCHED ME!!". OK...maybe not that. But these little ones do become engrained in our lives. Enjoy your time with them next week! And know that while we'll be enjoying our time, too...we'll be missing them.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Aww...I love you, too

We have had a crazy week around here with water issues...no hot water (we thought), low water pressure, leaks..just craziness. I have been on the phone with the plumber more times than I would have thought possible in one week. Yesterday, I happened to glance over at the green room sink while someone was washing their hands, and thought it was leaking from underneath. I yelled, "OH NO!" And then told Whittney I thought she had a leak in her room. I said, "If I call that plumber one more time, he's going to think I have a crush on him." Kyle said, "What's a crush mean?" I couldn't really think of how to explain it, so I just said, "Well, a crush is when you're kind of sweet on someone." Kyle looked at me and said, "Ms. Lori, I think I have a crush on you." I love my job.

Speaking of Kyle, he announced yesterday that his dad lost four teeth. Annika replied, "My dad didn't , 'cause he's not old yet."

Today is dress like a farmer day! I always love to see the combinations that everyone comes up with for farmer day! Everything from John Deere hats, to bandanas, to galoshes...You parents have some great imaginations, and we appreciate the effort you put forth in helping your kids enjoy this day!!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

What in the world ARE we doing??

As I walked into the yellow room this morning, Jen was wrapping up an instructional time. She excitedly asked her kiddos to tell me what they had just learned.

Lauren: Exaggeration!
Beth Ann: Dishes!
Mallory: Competition!
Myah: Uhhhhh....

So what were they learning in the yellow room this morning??
Addition. : )

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Welcome to another fun(ny) school year at LEP!

So here it goes...first post of the new school year! And what a great start it has been! We have a super bunch of kids this year. Unique personalities, lots of interests, and...of course...all just as cute as can be! I've already picked out a few who I think may become "blog regulars"!

And now...on to a few cute things from the mouths of our Little Monkeys!

Kyle was on the playground, and by his own choice sitting on the curb.
Ms. Lori: Kyle, are you feeling ok?
Kyle: Not really.
Ms. Lori: What's up?
Kyle: My body hurts.
Ms. Lori: What hurst specifically?
Kyle: Everything...but mostly my throat...and my organs.
As the kindergarten class was lining up to leave for the day, Zachary escaped the room and was out in the hallway where Ms. Sally couldn't see him. Sally has a strict rule, "If my eyes can't see you, I can't keep you safe."
Ms. Sally: Oh Zachary, you need to come right back in the room, please.
Zachary: Why? (add your own whining here)
Ms. Sally: Because if my eyes can't see you, I can't keep you safe.
Zachary: I know, I know...(and then muttering) why does she need to see me? I know where I'm going...Ms. Lori's office. Teachers think they know everything.
It was lunch time, and Satch was serving home made chicken nuggets, which she had coated with panko bread crumbs. When she placed them on Kyle's plate, he said, "Oh, no thanks, Ms. Satch. I don't really care for furry chicken." She explained to him that it was bread crumbs, and that maybe he should try some. After a little coaxing, he tried a bite and said, "YUM! I never knew it, but I guess I DO like furry chicken after all!" The nuggets have now become known as "furry chicken" and are a lunch time favorite!!
Nate is a new addition to our LEP family, and has brought a ton of smiles to my face this year. He also happens to be Ms. Jen's son. He is full of information that is always willing to share! One afternoon, I was sitting up front with the PreK class and we were looking for T words. Nate pointed out that his name is a T word...it's just in a different place. And then went on to give me this oration:
"My name is a T word, Ms. Lori. Just not a front T word. It's a back T word..like this (making the letter sounds) n-ay-t-...and then there's the 'e' but it's silent, and when you have a silent 'e' the first vowel says its own name. See I have these videos at home that teach you to read...and they tell you things like that...and also things like 'when two vowels go walkin' the first does the talkin'"...stuff like that. And THAT is how I know my name is T word. Nate." Everything Nate shares with me is in detail like that...I love it!
Little Leah overheard me telling other children that it was time for Tumblebus and was insistent that she was supposed to be doing it, too! I finally had to call her mommy to check because she was so convincing! "Ms. Lori, I'm supposed to be doing the TumbleButt. I am. My mom signed me up for TumbleButt...she did. Call her." So I did, and her mom said it was fine! Leah's response? "Yay! I love TumbleButt!!!"
Then there are our singers...
*Cameron making up his own words in the shape center to Paprazzi by Gaga...and making it educational! (I've got lots of circles, I've got lots of squares and hearts, too. I've got, I've got blocksies...) Nice!
*Beth singing "Baby I Like It" be Enrique Iglesias while washing her hands for 10 minutes in the bathroom...and watching herself in the mirror!

I know there are a million more stories I could post...and I will! Your kids do and say cute and funny things every day. Check back often for a chuckle or a smile brought to you by the kids of LEP!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Back to the blog...

I've let the blog go for a while, but I think I need to get back to it! I went back and read some of the older posts, and realized that I miss it! So....I'm going to try to update it at least once a week. I hope you'll join me as I start down this path again. It's a great place to find funny stories, cute pictures, and just general goings on at LEP! Check in every now and then...I hope you won't be disappointed!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Is there a class for that???

In the yellow room, the children were making Froot Loop necklaces by stringing Froot Loops onto a pice of yarn. The children were working quietly...and if you've worked with children, you know getting that yarn through that little hole can be a daunting task! After working at it, and finally finishing his necklace, Zachary called for Lynna to tie off the end of his necklace. "Ms. Lynna, a little help here...(one of my favorite Zach-isms) I haven't had a class in tying yet."

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Happy 100th Day!

Ms. Sally was explaining to her class that for their 100th day of school, she would like them to dress up like someone who is 100 years old. Ben piped up and said, "Ms. Sally, you won't even have to dress up!"

On 100th day, I went into the Blue room to see how things were going. Riley was doing a numbers activity with a big smile on his face. Knowing how much Riley loves working with numbers, I said to him, "Riley, you are in heaven aren't you?" Tommy looked at me, pointed at Riley and said, "Ms. Lori, Riley didn't die...he's right there."

Happy 100th day Blue Roomers!!