Tuesday, May 10, 2011

May 9, 2011

Well, another is starting. It sounds like it's going to be a busy week here in Everett. Mrs. Boyd has to go somewhere tomorrow, so we decided that it would be best for me to spend a day with Mrs. Beal in sixth grade. I wasn't sure that I was going to like that, but...

Mrs. Beal's class turned out to be awesome. I went over this afternoon to get aquainted with everyone. The first thing we did was go to recess!!!

One of the sixth graders also took me to meet all the sixth grade teachers. Mrs. Beal was hanging out with Mrs. Kalinauskas and Mrs. Miller on the playground. Mr. Smith was inside entering grades into his computer. He was showing me how the program worked.

After recess, I joined the Toxic Xpress group for reading and language arts. (I think that is a cool name for a group!) We learned about ancient Egyptian heiroglyphics. We had to decipher a message written in heiroglyphics. I had trouble with that, but the students were really helpful. After we finished that, we all got to make a cartouche. That is an oval with your name written in it. Of course, we had to use heiroglyphics! Mine turned out way cool! Mrs. Beal said that I could take it with me. She said tomorrow is going to be a REALLY special day. The school is rewarding the students. They collected LOTS of food for a local food bank. They also did their very best on the PSSA test. Sooo... tomorrow, I am going to get to go to a carnival with Mrs. Beal's class. I can't wait! I'll be sure to post pictures later!

May 6, 2011

Everett Elementary
Everett, PA

I finally arrived at my next school, Everett Elementary. Everett is a really small town in south central Pennsylvania. I am here to visit Mrs. Sheila Boyd's first grade class.

The first grade students welcomed me with open arms. I got SOOOO many hugs. After I introduced myself, the first graders wisked me out the door. They couldn't wait for their reading buddies (sixth graders in Mrs. Melissa Beal's class) to meet me. I sat with a sixth grader and listened to the first graders read a story. It was really fun. Those sixth graders were really big though. I'm glad that I am visiting with the first graders!