Friday, October 31, 2014

October Randoms v. 2

taxed tea...t riding...apple crisp
mouse pancakes...chihuly observing...rainbow carrots
little ducks...loud ronan...pretty morning
 continent plates...very strong...dice games
no clue...map study...dairy free
wet leaf...finally framing...newest wall
harry potter...wawa coffee...zaftigs brunch
cold returns...bell reflection...boot socks
brown stone...weather fail...addition practice
rubber cement...typing braille...kettle bells
flower island...plan book...sun rising
math time...sun setting...shoe crisis

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Stuff my third graders say v. 3

**bringing this back. 41 students provide excellent, adorable material!**

kid: is my "s" in cursive good?
me: it's amazing!
kid: "my precious" (in gollum voice)

me: use the suffix --ish to make a word
kid: (with accent) i'm british, 'ello mate!

me: sun, the sun is a ball of fire
kid: the sun isn't a ball of fire, it's a ball of gas
me: get you tzitzit out of your mouth
kid: but i need to floss my teeth
me: let's try that again, do not floss with your tzitzit

kid 1: dinosaurs were born!
kid 2: NO they hatched!!!
kid 1: that's being born, just from an egg!!

kid: when i'm a parent, I'm going to do my kids' homework so they can play video games!
me: but how will they learn and be able to get jobs one day if you do their work?
kid: hmm, I'll play video games and they will do homework!

kid (from Israel): it's so sunny, but SO cold!!
kid 1: ms. benjamin? we can't get up...
me: why not?
kid 2: we tied our tzitzit together...
me: why would you do that?
kid 1: to see if we could tie them together and then untie them without you knowing
kid 2: we failed...
kid 1: but! only on the second part!

me: who can think of another word that fits the /tch/ rule?
kid: I know a bad word! 
me: who knows an appropriate word!?

kid: SACRAMENTO!!
me: context?
kid: just because?
kid: ms. benjamin? those shoes are a poor choice for a rainy day
me: third grader by day, fashion critic by recess?
kid: if you say so!

kid: do you think physical combustion is harmful?

kid 1: you live so close to school, you could come at 7 am!
kid 2: my parents won't let me...
kid 1: but you want to come to school early, that's a good thing!

kid: ms. benjamin, my eyes changed color! I was born with brown eyes, and then one day I got pink eye, but then they went back to brown!

Little by Little
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Song-osity: Blossom

I don't care if the world knows what my secrets are....
Flowers. They just bloom and blossom. Each one different then the next. Each special in their own way. If only we could be like the flowers; bloom, unafraid what others may think of us.

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Monday, October 27, 2014

The Good. The Random. The Fun. v. 43

The Good:
The third grade has a wonderful program last week all about individuals who are blind and have visual impairments. They learned about braille, how these individuals get around the world, and can live very full lives, they learned a ton!

The Random:
I'm kinda obsessed with these air terrariums at the botanical gardens. No soil or water - just air!

The Fun:
Since I have to be a grown up 5 days a week, it's fun on the weekends to wear my fun clothes, like my chucks.


   

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Scav Hunt Sunday: Square Eddition

Paint:
Some paintings by second grade in art class. Pretty impressive.

Pumpkin:
I "decorated" for fall with some mini-pumpkins and gourds on my table, a nice subtle festive touch.

Family:
A family of fish...yes, we'll say they're a family.

Looking Cute:
This may look like a total fashion faux pas, but I promise, the socks were covered by the boots, and went super cute with the striped skirt. I would never wear polka dots and stripes! Yet...I post it here...

Photographer's Choice:
School picture day this past week. It was so adorable to see them all dressed up, one kiddo wore a suit and tie!

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Chia Breakfast Cups

Have your caught the chia seed bug? It seems like this little seed is all the rage in the food and nutrition world. I've enjoyed sprinkling it on my yogurt and in my pancakes or oatmeal for sometime, and have finally created my version of a chia pudding that I like! 
An easy to throw together breakfast, I usually make two or three at one time and have 3 breakfasts for the week all ready to go. 
It's a perfect power packed breakfast. These little seeds fill me up for hours and as a teacher, there is usually no time for a snack mid-morning, so this keeps me full until lunch!
And it's pretty easy to put together too, so how can you complain?
My favorite combo is chia seeds + coconut milk yogurt + almond milk + dash of syrup + vanilla and cinnamon + a dollop of home made jam. Mix and let it set.
And breakfast in a mason jar is apparently the latest food trend? How much more modern can you get?

*it's really about eyeing it and personal taste, but here is a rough recipe that I usually follow**

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Song-osity: Tea Party

Oh such a perfect day, I'm glad I spent it with you...
Noam is suddenly into pirate ships, so naturally we had to take him to the Tea Party ships here in Boston. Avi and I went here when we were kids, so it was fun to revisit the ships too. 
You are given a name and identity of one of the participants from that night and the tour begins with a town hall meeting where Samuel Adams outlines the plan for the evening. Noam loved all the "huzzahs" and "boos" and was so ready to board the ship.
The guides were amazing and so funny and loved how engaged Noam was. As the guide was telling us that everything is original on the ship, he added the line "well, except the exit signs, fire alarms, and security system..." we all laughed and then I realized I took this...
Noam was all over being on a (pirate) ship. The guide on the boat was so sweet to him and even loved that he called it a pirate ship and said, "no need to correct him today, let him have fun!" 
We also learned that the fancy East India Company wasn't so fancy. The tea was neither English or Indian, but rather Chinese. The guide quipped "made in China goes way back!"  
 They dumped over 300 barrels of loose tea into the water that night, we just pushed some boxes in, which was fun because I totally recall doing this as a child!
I really learned a ton, the participants were so honest and kept their oath to never share information about their evening of treason, that the list of participants is largely incomplete and was compiled many years later, usually when someone lay on their death bed did they then share their secret.
Noam was so enthralled with the (pirate ship), he even got his own hat that he proudly wore all afternoon and shouted "arg!!!" all over town.

Such a fun day, sometimes it's fun to play tourist in your own city, even more fun when it's through the eyes of an almost 4 year old!

Oh, such a perfect day...
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