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SOL #14

SOL #14

Discover. Play. Build.

Ruth Ayres invites us the celebrate each week. Click over to her site Discover. Play. Build. to read more celebrations.


I had a rough week physically, fighting congestion and cough and feeling generally yucky.  Yet, there are still many moments to celebrate.  I like to collect these moments on my phone and look back to see that this has indeed been a week to celebrate.

I have been eliminated from the MMPoetry 15 in round one.  I gave it a good shot and now, according to Ed, I am part of the “club.”  My students knew I was going to get beat as soon as they read the competing poem by Tiffany Strelitz Haber.  It’s hard to compete against Mr McStuffins baking muffins.  I am proud of my Poetry Friday friends who moved on to the next round.  Good luck! Be sure to follow the next brackets and vote.  It’s a great learning activity to do with your students.

My students are slicing away.  Friday was Digital Learning Day.  Our activity was a crazy comment challenge.  I offered candy prizes for comments.  (Skittles for single comments and Dum Dums for 10)  Two students wrote 50 and got a treat from the lounge.  I offered the challenge on Twitter and Holly Mueller’s class took it on.

Tweet from Holly

commentsJacob tally

Because I have small groups of students, I am able to celebrate birthdays with a special treat. Vannisa wanted cinnamon rolls and apples and the apple peeler. I have an old fashioned apple peeler that spins the apples and slices in a spiral. My students love it, and it’s become a favorite for birthdays.

cinnamon rolls

Book gifts are always a reason to celebrate. We had a book fair this week, and Emily’s grandmother bought 3 books for my class library. Two of my boys, Reed and Nigel, knew I wanted Terrible Two (teachers make a wish list), so they went in together to buy it for the class. How special!

Book fair gifts

On one of my lowest health days, I got a card in the mail from my friend, Jen. She made it herself. Isn’t it lovely? Despite the incessant rain, my nagging cough, and the loser poem, I feel lifted by my students and my friends. Celebrate!

card from Jen

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