September 25, 2010

All That Corn and other stuff

This week our anthology story was "All That Corn" which follows how corn goes from the farm to the factories to the stores to our homes. At the end of the story the little pops corn at home with her family. So , we ended our week popping our own corn.
I always love doing this with my class because most of the kids haven't seen/used an air popper. This year's class was no exception. They seriously SCREAMED when the popcorn started flying!

Here is the page where the little girl makes popcorn.
Here is my popper!

Happy and hungry kiddos!

Yesterday (Friday) our district had a conference for all of the teachers planned downtown. The kids had no school and all the teachers rode the light rail downtown. We got to take two different sessions/classes with other teachers from our district. In the morning I took a class on math problem solving strategies (very good!) and and ELL class (which was really nothing new). We also had a great lunch at Marlejes. Its always fun to eat lunch out like "normal working people" instead of our normal sack lunches!

Today Reagan and I ran some errands with my sister Meg. We went to Hobby Lobby to get some more Fall decor and then the mall. At the mall my sister bought Reagan new Buzz and Woody dolls. He was in HEAVEN! Such a sweet auntie!!

Sacked out after the mall with his two fave buddies.

Hope you all are having a great Saturday!


Jen said...

I love that you used the word Anthology instead of basal reader. This year we have a new reading adoption and it was made clear that it was NOT a basal reader but a anthology.

littledaisymay said...

How fun! I can tell the kids loved it :) And how cute is Reagan sleeping?!

Gladys said...

Your little boy reminds me of my own boys...they also love Buzz and Woody...even at 10 and 7 years old! :)

Mr and Mrs. Stoneking said...

Aw what sweet pictures! sounds like a great time!

Victoria said...

I love that you get comments from fellow teachers. You are all a very special bunch. I am anxious to see the movie Superman isn't coming, but I know it will royaly tick me off when I hear all the negativity about the bad teachers, when I know, and see how hard and long you and Meg, and your friends work, and how devoted and hard working you are!

Ms. Emily Ann said...

I don't think I have ever popped corn like that, either! What a great idea for your class... and loving the pics of Reagan, he does have a very sweet Aunty :)