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Friday, February 8, 2013

WTH Wednesday

What is Squirrels doing? It's not Wednesday!
She must need to check her calendar!!

It has been a week of WTHs- trust me!
So much going on and so little time to tell you all about it.

First off-
What The Heck is going on in the hallway?
There are monkeys everywhere!!!!

And my firsties couldn't be happier:)
We had a great time getting ready for Valentine's Day with Stephanie's Bananas About You Pack !

Falling into First

We used her adorable monkeys to help us get some feeling into our writing.
What are you excited about?
What are you crazy about?

This monkey is bananas about eating your face apparently. Scary.
This monkey looks "schmarmy"...He could sell you a monkey car.
This monkey is the envy of the monkey ball!
She is bananas about her iPhone.
(WTH?? I teach first. They are 6. I got an iPhone at 39.)

What a beautiful monkey!!

I assigned the graphic organizer that was with this pack as homework one night.
You know parents are like
"WTH??? Miss Squirrels wants us to  talk about being "bananas"!!"
Their responses were terrific! I have always assigned writing projects in the class because I wanted their work to be their own- but I think it was a good thing to let the parents and families help them look at things from a different perspective!

They still did the writing in class- but they had several choices to choose from because they had gone over them with their families at home. I have to admit. lightening that load a bit was nice.
I will have to remember that for the next time!

I don't want to overload you with all we did this week- so I will post more tomorrow:)
Enjoy your Friday night!


  1. The monkeys are so cute!

    Yeah, cannibal monkey scares me. Yikes. Related to Evil Monkey from Family Guy? Lol.

    Journey of a Substitute Teacher

  2. What a great idea to have the parents help the students brainstorm and complete their graphic organizers! Brilliant!
    Granny Goes to School

  3. I LOVE those monkeys :) and i love the vampire monkey - hehe
    The Teacher’s Cauldron

  4. Those are absolutely adorable! I was 34 when I got my first IPhone so I wasn't far off of you. lol
    Thanks for sharing this! :)

  5. Love the idea of making some of the writing process homework. With littles, it's just so time intensive, great idea to have parents chip in! I'm totally doing that- thanks for the inspiration!


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