Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Another Year Done

What have you done today to make you feel proud?
So. What have you done {this year} to make you feel proud?

{Proud -- Heather Small}

Well. As of 2pm today my school year is done. 
The kids finished Friday. Teachers wrapped up today. 

What a year. 
I know I say this every year, but what a special, amazing, smart, curious, funny, hard working....I can go on...group of kids! 

166 days of learning, laughing, reading, writing, math, research and more. 

I tell the parents on back to school night "they enter as second graders and leave as academics."
Last Friday, at our end of year museum, a father said "you were right, it is amazing to see how much he's grown academically this year!"

I couldn't be more proud of these kids. What they learned. What we did together.
What a year. What a class.

Another super special year and group of kiddos I'll remember forever.
Here's to a great year...and now...bring on summer!


   
   


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Monday, June 18, 2018

The Good. The Random. The Fun. v. 24

The Good:
The pool is open and will be much used this summer! Perfect place to read a book after my long run.

The Random:
I've run by this marquee a bazillion times and chuckle each time...

The Fun:
We had a Heartbreak recruiting night this week, a fun run to Harpoon then drinks and hanging with the crew. A fun way to kick off summer!



   

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Scav Hunt Sunday: Windows and Walls

Fill the Frame:
Fill your world with color.

Half:
Half white brick. Half red brick.

Transparent:
A super awesome new building downtown. Love how you can see all around the neighborhood through it.

Playtime:
Tic Tac Toe anyone?

Sign:
Did someone say there were chips?


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Friday, June 15, 2018

June Randoms v. 1

 new pencils...stacked circles...boston sunrise
succulent succulents...water colors...enjoy now 
hancock tower...compass circles...woven art
 el deafo...puddle reflection...ceramic spoons
door tree...half brick...tulip fields
bottle opener...june donut...air show
blue angels...pride ducks...pea pods
transparent building...game time...reflection time
vintage sign...big berry...t stop


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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Things My Third Graders Say v. 23

kid 1: these potato chips have 3 ingredients 
kid 2: pringles have a lot of ingredients
kid 1: yeah, but they're fake chips...like fake news

kid: tomorrow?
me: it's only a day away
kid: who are you little orphan ms benjamin?

kid: i'm afraid of pickles
me: well that can put you in a pickle
kid: why would I want to be in one!

me: what is a dialect?
kid: when you collect dials?

me: can we spell that correctly?
kid: i never said i had good spelling nor good grammar
me: yet you just used the word nor
ms. gerber: why would we make your life easier
kid: because you care
ms. gerber: true, i love you...your teacher....eh
me: hey!

girl 1: i went to a wedding, they kissed, so gross
girl 2: my mom and dad kiss before my mom goes on business trips, the worst part of hr going away!

kid: savana-oo-na-na-na, a giraffe took me back to east savana-na-na-na
me: wow

kid: do i want to
me: no
kid: do i have to 
me: yes
kid: but....

kid 1: stop being a hypocrote....hypocreak....hypoquit!
kid 2: quit trying to say hypocrite! 

me: do not use the headphone cable as a jumprope
me: can we please work quietly for the next 10 minutes
kid 1: yes
kid 2: no
kid 3: maybe
kid 4: haha
kid 5: that wasn't a question was it

me: wow don't be too ruthless
kid: i'm not ruthless, i have an aunt ruth

kid: i can't believe it's the end of the year...now we'll be in 6th grade
me: time isn't move that fast, two more grades

me: you are not helping the situation right now
kid: i'm not trying to 

kid: i'm so sassssssy! 

kid 1: you cleaned up all the green cards
kid 2: i don't work for the government
me: speakeze english
kid: what about italian

me: whatever floats your boat
kid 1: all boats float
kid 2: not the titanic....

kid: stop...!
me: hammer time? 
kid: you need summer vacation very badly

kid: ms. benjamin, he called me dumb
me: did you provoke him
kid: well i asked him who looked dumber

me: can we attempt to act like third graders
kid: but we're almost 4th graders
me: can we act like almost 4th graders
kid: that's asking a lot for the end of the school year

   
   
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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Blue Angels 2018

We'll get higher and higher
Straight up we'll climb...

We'll get higher and higher
Leave it all behind...


{Dreams -- Van Halen}

Another amazing showing by the US Navy Blue Angels at the Rhode Island Air Show! 

It is just amazing to watch their air choreography. They come as close as 18 inches to one another! 
The zigs and zags, the turns and flips. It is just amazing!

Even more fun was getting to meet some pilots after the show thanks to Shifra and Ellie knowing one of the pilots from their college days!

   


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