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Thursday, September 3, 2015

View From the First Grade Trenches

So what happened to August?

I swear it was just the first day of school mid-month 
and now it's September.

Green Day's "Wake Me Up When September Ends" is playing in my noggin.

This year I switched from over a decade of teaching fifth grade to braving an army of six-year-old first graders.

Best decision I've ever made. Talk about a fabulous audience for my funny voices when I read books!

I could go on and on about how adorable they are, but I've always been one for visuals. Here is a sample of our beginning of the year "David project" (as in David Shannon's 
David Goes to School picture book).

Enjoy.



9 comments:

  1. Oh good luck with first grade! I used to teach French to 1st graders and I remember them as very wiggly and very open to anything I wanted to teach them. Have fun!

    -Vicki
    www.vbtremper.wordpress.com

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    1. Wiggly says it all! I tried the link to your blog Vicki, but it says it isn't available????

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  2. Good luck on a new school year, Leslie. :)

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  3. Now that song is playing in my head.
    Glad you're having a good time with the first graders.

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  4. Good luck on the new school year. All my very best!

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  5. Aw! I love that age group. They're so sweet and loving. Sending cheese to sustain you through this new school year!

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  6. "This finite existence is only a test, son," God Almighty sed to me in my coma. "Beyond thy earthly tempest is where you'll find corpulent eloquence" (paraphrased). Lemme tella youse without d'New Joisey accent...

    I actually saw Seventh-Heaven when we died: you couldn't GET any moe curly, extravagantly-surplus-lush Upstairs when my beautifull, brilliant, bombastic girl passed-away at 17.

    Find-out where we went on our journey far, far away like the symbiotically, synonyMOUSE metaphors which creep across thy brain bringing U.S. together, exorbitantly done in four, sardonic satires.

    "Those who are wise will shine as brightly as the expanse of the Heavens, and those who have instructed many in uprightousness as bright as stars for all eternity" -Daniel 12:3

    Here's also what the prolific, exquisite GODy sed: 'the more you shall honor Me, the more I shall bless you' -the Infant Jesus of Prague.

    Go git'm, girl. You're incredible.
    See you Upstairs...
    I won't be joining'm in da nasty Abyss where Isis prowls
    eklektikmantra.blogspot.com

    -YOUTHwitheTRUTH
    -------------------------------
    PS Need some uncommon, unique, uncivilized names? Lemme gonna gitcha started:

    Oak Woods, Athena Noble, Autumn Rose, Faith Bishop, Dolly Martin, Willow Rhodes, Cocoa Major, China Stone, Bullwark Burnhart, Magnus Wilde, Kardiak Arrest, Will Wright, Goldy Silvers, Sophie Sharp, Gloria Hood, Violet Snow, Lizzy Roach, BoxxaRoxx, Aunty Dotey, Romero Stark, Zachariah Neptoon, Turkey Sherwood, Mercurio Morrissey, Victoria Faulkner, Fritz & Felix Yates, Mortimer Victor, Isabella Kennedy...

    God blessa youse
    -Fr. Sarducci, ol SNL

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  7. "This finite existence is only a test, son," God Almighty sed to me in my coma. "Beyond thy earthly tempest is where you'll find corpulent eloquence" (paraphrased). Lemme tella youse without d'New Joisey accent...

    I actually saw Seventh-Heaven when we died: you couldn't GET any moe curly, extravagantly-surplus-lush Upstairs when my beautifull, brilliant, bombastic girl passed-away at 17.

    Find-out where we went on our journey far, far away like the symbiotically, synonyMOUSE metaphors which creep across thy brain bringing U.S. together, exorbitantly done in four, sardonic satires.

    "Those who are wise will shine as brightly as the expanse of the Heavens, and those who have instructed many in uprightousness as bright as stars for all eternity" -Daniel 12:3

    Here's also what the prolific, exquisite GODy sed: 'the more you shall honor Me, the more I shall bless you' -the Infant Jesus of Prague.

    Go git'm, girl. You're incredible.
    See you Upstairs...
    I won't be joining'm in da nasty Abyss where Isis prowls
    eklektikmantra.blogspot.com

    -YOUTHwitheTRUTH
    -------------------------------
    PS Need some uncommon, unique, uncivilized names? Lemme gonna gitcha started:

    Oak Woods, Athena Noble, Autumn Rose, Faith Bishop, Dolly Martin, Willow Rhodes, Cocoa Major, China Stone, Bullwark Burnhart, Magnus Wilde, Kardiak Arrest, Will Wright, Goldy Silvers, Sophie Sharp, Gloria Hood, Violet Snow, Lizzy Roach, BoxxaRoxx, Aunty Dotey, Romero Stark, Zachariah Neptoon, Turkey Sherwood, Mercurio Morrissey, Victoria Faulkner, Fritz & Felix Yates, Mortimer Victor, Isabella Kennedy...

    God blessa youse
    -Fr. Sarducci, ol SNL

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