Monday, February 28, 2011
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2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Award 5 recently discovered great bloggers.
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- I am an only child and the only granddaughter in my family. So, I was just a touch spoiled.
- I have recently become addicted to using coupons. I am not sure if the time and printer ink it takes to save are worth it.
- I teach all day kindergarten without an assistant. I am learning that some of you teach 1/2 day (how do you fit it all in?!) and have extra hands (lucky!)
- I make my students promise me that they will never start smoking.
- I am my school's union rep. - I need a button that says don't shoot the messenger
- I am a terrible speller and I just updated my blogspot posting tool- and I can't figure out how to spell check.
- I usually spend all day Sunday after church in my classroom because my in-laws spend the day with my daughter. I am here now typing this.
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011
Thursday night I went to our Union meeting... I don't understand why education is not a priority. I just don't get it. I don't want to be political here.. but it looks bad for my state. My district is having town hall budget meetings asking the public for ideas on what to cut in education. What else can we possibly cut? As a parent with a child entering the public school soon I am worried. As a teacher I am worried. As a citizen of our country I am worried. I AM a super hero and my students ARE being educated- but as services get watered down and teachers are stretched- our students will suffer, especially those that need extra services.
To top off my week my daughter woke up vomiting so I ran to work at 5am to prepare for a sub. I have emergency sub plans but I wanted to continue what we had been working on (not use generic plans) since next week is a short week. Mr. Lewis picked up an intestinal parasite on his trip to Haiti so I was a little ( I mean A LOT) worried that she might have caught it. She is FINE- one co-pay and a fun stool sample later.. all is well. As my husband put it... she caught someone elses' bug!
So I don't have a lot to blog about tonight. Just my ramblings. Like I said we are studying Abraham Lincoln (I am sure you are too!) and I read this quote in one of the books we read this week-
“Upon the subject of education … I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in.” ~~ Abraham Lincoln
I thought it was a fitting way to tie up my thoughts!
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
Sequencing numbers 0-20 in the pocket chart.
Making patterns from candy hearts ( I told the kids the candy was from last year and it would make them very sick if they are it... I rewarded their willpower with different candy later!) they copied the heart pattern by coloring in the hearts.
This is my very favorite valentine! Last week I began to hear promises of Valentine cards and gifts- well, I love a good giant Hershey Kiss! BUT our class was in desperate need of glue sticks. I was out- the class was sharing the remaining 5 or 6.. so I told all of my kindys that I really love cards and gifts- but what I REALLY love are glue sticks...... I got 36 shiny new glue sticks today! I am trying something new (and I probably should have thought of this 12 years ago) I wrote each child's number on the top and stick.. that way when we find a top we will know who it belongs to.. hopefully this will cut back on dried out and lost glue!
I love this sentence!
This is a jumble of word BINGO and Beginning sounds match-up
We made tissue paper hearts. The kids were fascinated by the watered down glue! :)
We have more Valentine activities to finish this week.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Is hosting a get you know you party! Linked up are a ton of great teacher blogs with amazing ideas!
I am Luanne Lewis-I graduated from Florida Southern College in 1999 with a degree in SLD K-12, VE K-12, and Elem Ed 1-6 (I took the test later and I am now certified in K-6)
After college I moved back to the town I graduated high school from and began teaching.
I have been teaching for 12 years. I taught self-contained special ed k-5 Varying Execptionalities for 5 years. I felt like I needed a change- so I grabbed the opportunity to teach Kindergarten at the same awesome school.
After 6 years of living on my own I met my wonderful husband Andy teaching summer school! We got married July 23, 2005.
On January 24th, 2007 we welcomed this angel Amelia!
One of our favorite things to do as a family is to go to Sea World--- because teachers get in for FREE! My poor baby is DYING to go to Disney World.. We are hoping to save and surprise her soon!
Now for the Q & A
Q: What would you be doing if you were not a teacher?
A: I would LOVE to be a stay at home mommy with a BUNCH of kids.. but so far God has blessed us with just one and a bank account that doesn't support one wage earner! After having Amelia I'd love to become a lactation consultant some day.
Q: What are your hobbies?
A: Sewing, making hair bows, blogging, reading
Q: When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A: When I didn't come home from the first day of kindergarten knowing how to read- I was ready to quit and become a babysitter-I always knew I wanted to be a mommy and to be a teacher.
Q: What are your guilty pleasures?
A: Reality TV and Sonic Cherry Lime Aids
Q: What is your biggest fear?!
A: That I will die when my daughter is young or something with happen to her.
Q: When you’re on vacation, where do you like to go?
A: So far the only vacations we have taken are to NY to see our extended families. We love to do it- but driving for 3 days isn't a getaway! I'd love to spend the weekend in Orlando at the Magic Kingdom.
Q: What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
A: Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.
Q: What do you value most in others?
Q: If you could choose one of your personality traits to pass down to your kids, what would it be?
A: My ability to work well with others.
Q: If you could have lunch with anyone in the world….living or dead…who would it be?
A: I'd like to have lunch with my grandmother- she is living but I only get to see her once a year.
Now tell us one random thing about yourself:
My husband and I are both originally from near by towns in upstate NY. We went to rival summer camps and my mom and I rented a house that his Uncle lived in and owned. We went to all of the same malls, movies, fairs, carnivals, but met in Florida as adults!