Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Linky Party-Classroom Music

I'm joining the linky party over at Teaching with a Z.

My favorite classroom song is a little crazy. In fact my kids start off complaining about it but by the end of the school year they are begging for it. My favorite classroom song is Glee's version of Friday.

In my school Fridays are an early out day, that means that after lunch they only have about 20 minutes before they are dismissed. Those 20 minutes can murder my weekend vibe. I spent a lot of Friday afternoons trying not to loose my cool with the kiddos who thought school ended at lunch before I found a solution. The solution was so simple it blew my mind!

When our class comes back from lunch we start the count down. I am looking to see if we'll have a silly clean up or a serious clean up. Most the time my class works hard until the clean up so it can be a silly one. For a silly clean up they must do the same things as normal but they get to listen to the Friday song while they do it, and usually they clean up quicker so they can dance around with their friends as they line up to be dismissed.

Its a fun end of the week that leaves us all with smiles and a few laughs. The kids complain about the song but they honestly love it!

Ra-Ra-Random! & an award?!

I want to extend a BIG thank you to Rachel at Teaching with Z a for nominating me for my first award!

I feel so proud of myself whenever I get new followers (HINT HINT!!!) it amazes me that people want to read my random thoughts on teaching. Getting nominated for an award is mind blowing...thank you! 
In order to accept the award I have to:

1.  Thank who nominated you.(check)
2.  Include a link back to who nominated you. (check)
3.  Include the award image in your post.(check)
4.  Give 7 random facts about yourself in your post.(keep reading)
5.  Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award.(hmmmm...working on that)
6.  When nominating, include a link back to their blog in your post.(will do)
7.  Let the bloggers you nominate know by leaving them a comment.(COMMENTS!)

Here are my seven random things:

I grew up with two educators for parents and so summer was sacred to our family. Summer is a time for travel and fun I've tried to keep that motto as much as my budget will allow.My two most exciting summers were spent  working at the Grand Canyon at a small place called Jacob's Lake and in Jerusalem on a Study Abroad. 

My husband and I have been married for 19 months (but who's counting) and he is still in school. Husband is currently at BYU, so we get to live in a wonderful cinderblock married-student housing. This also means that I get the pleasure of making a 40 minute commute to my school each day. I honestly don't mind the drive since we only have one more year before we move out of state to graduate school. 

I have a scar on my tongue. When I was a small young tike I fell off a piano bench and bit through my little tongue. I'd show you a picture of it but that'd be gross so I'll spare you. 

My name comes from my parent's first date. They went to the movie Savannah Smiles. Precious! 

It's hard to try to think of 7 random things about myself. Does that count as a random thing? I say YES!

Flight of the Conchords is a secret obsession of mine. In fact the title of this post "ra-ra-random" comes form their hit ( PS they are more adult humor)

Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros 

My other youtube obsession is Kid History. I show these to my students on Wacky Webvideo Wednesday if they are angels.

Their link is here!

My last random thing about myself: I love pink and green and owls. As my classroom will reflect. I am so proud of my half-way done classroom. This is the first year it has actually felt put together and pretty. I'm excited! 

Hope you had fun learning about my random life. Here are my nominees:

Thank you for the nomination and thank you for those who follow me.