The above picture is something I snapped from one of my student’s yesterday. They were working in their first grade memory books and one of the pages was about their teacher (me) and what they would miss most.
This little girl called me over and said so sincerely, with big round eyes, “Ms. Tasch, I wrote that you are an angel from heaven” and it was just about the sweetest thing ever! I gave her a big hug and read the rest of what she wrote…. she will miss my smell and my hugs 🙂 I’m hoping it’s a good smell she’s referring to! 😉
Second Grade Reader’s Theater
As we continue to wrap up the school year, different things are going on around the school. One of those things is the second grade’s reader theater plays. Each year I look forward to seeing their performances and seeing all of my kiddlets from the previous year. They are always sooooo big!!! It both breaks my heart and melts it, all at the same time 🙂
We got to visit two of the second grade rooms and see their amazing plays. How cool are those costumes?
My kids also loved the fact that one of these rooms and teachers is where they are headed next year. I think it made them feel very cool to go in there and see where they might be.
Paper Bag Princess
At the end of the school year
when things are getting chaotic when things are getting busy, I try to add some fun, engaging activities for us to do. One of those things is reading the book The Paper Bag Princess and making a craft to go along with it.
It’s very simple and the perfect end of the year activity.
Of course we start by reading the book, which the kids love. It’s a great moral and we had a good talk about not judging people by the way they look.
Then, I passed out paper bags and the kiddos made their own princesses or princes. They used markers, crayons, and colored pencils, as well as construction paper. Their imaginations went wild!
Oh my goodness, they turned out so cute! Some of the details they added were adorable and totally fitting with the theme.
Isn’t that dragon just the best?
By the way- this whole time we listened to the Disney Pandora station, which was also very fitting. As each new song came on, the kids couldn’t wait to hear and discuss what movie it was from. (And any “love” song, the boys groaned and said “This is a princess song”) 🙂
It was a great morning! The kids are in music right now, and the rest of the afternoon should be busy with our Desk Clean-up! See you on Monday!