Some of the best “six minutes segments” of my day happens on the job. Nearly 20 years in a classroom, and I learn something daily.  This week’s revelations:

#1 Kids eat erasers.  Seriously.  Every day I find “de-rasered pencils” in the pencil exchange box.  I never find the erasers, so have concluded that the kids are eating them.  Good grief. Why? Fiber? No … really … what are they doing with the erasers?
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#2 Humor is better for kids; stern is easier for teachers. Although, sometimes stern is needed. And sometimes giving into the urge to laugh is self-sabatoge.

#3 Boys do coloring pages differently than girls:

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This went with our curriculum for Anne of Green Gables.  Apparently, one of the boys saw something between the lines that the rest of us missed.

Beyond some classic, funny moments, we have been working hard.  The featured image above is from a project we call, “Paper People”.  It was a blast and definitely something we will do again.  The project came as a followup to Johnny Tremain.  Students each chose a character from the famous historical novel and used story descriptions to guide in creating their depiction.  They then wrote summaries, told in first person point of view, about the character’s involvement in the plot and/or history.

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“Paper People” from Johnny Tremain


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Hope your week is as fun as ours!