Friday, December 18, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
One day this week, I told him I was going to bottle him up and sell him. He told me that he won't come back to this school if I'm going to do that because his mom and dad won't like it. So, I told him that I would get a lot of money if I sell him and that I would share the money with his parents. He then said,"(His sister's name) and I mean more to them then money!" I thought it was so sweet. He is right, he does mean more than money... all kids, all people are. I just loved how a six year old boy said that. How touching is that on what came "Out of the Mouth of Babes."
Friday, December 11, 2009
In first grade, I teach my children Community Helpers. One of our community helpers is the Pastor. So, I asked a fellow teacher (and a friend of mine), who is also the Youth Pastor at my church, to come talk to my kids about what a pastor does and what he does specifically as youth pastor. He did a great job! At the end of what he was saying, he asked me if the kids could ask questions. I said, "Yes!" So, he asked the kids if they had any questions. Some of them had really good questions, for first graders.
Well, before I explain the funny part of the story, I need to preface it. I have a few kids in my class that whine. I've told them that I don't speak whinese, so they have to talk like big kids if they want me to answer them.
Now, during question time with the Youth Pastor, one of my girls asked him "Do you speak whinese?" The funny part is that she was being serious and not trying to be silly. This question came out of the blue. My class and I just busted out laughing. It was hilarious! I was laughing so hard that I couldn't even say anything to him to explain. Then the Youth Pastor said, "Is this an inside joke?" Again, we are STILL laughing. Finally, I was able to compose myself enough to explain. I think this is hilarious, and I hope you enjoyed this story on what came "Out of the Mouth of Babes."
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Well, somehow CPR got mentioned while they were talking to me. One of my little boys said, "I know CPR." So, I said, "Really?" Remember, he is 6! He said, "Yes, you just press on the stomach and breathe into their mouth." Well, he is close--- somewhat :-) Then one of my other little boys (who is hilarious and just such a happy boy!) said, "EWWW!" It was such a hilarious moment. Then, I had to explain about the breathing in the mouth.
My kids make me laugh. I love to hear the laughter of children. There are not many things better than that! God is good! I just wanted to share with you on what came "Out of the Mouth of Babes."
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
On one of the turns to start a new game, the kids were getting in a circle and held hands to help form a circle. Well, there were three kids standing beside each other. One little girl reached around another girl to grab a little boy's hand, and the boy moved beside her and just smiled and held her hand. I looked at the boy (he's also the son of a good friend of mine), and I just smiled and looked at him. He looked at me and said, "What?" I guess he was wondering why I was staring at him. You see, I remember holding him when he was like a day old. So, it was funny and weird for me to see him act like this.
Well, the kids played that round of the game. It was time for another round to start. The same boy went around and looked (almost searched) and then held hands with another girl. I again just looked at him in surprise. The new girl he was holding hands with said, "I guess (child's name) wants to hold all the girls hands." (I don't use the names of my kids in the blog that is why I just used "child's name.") It was hilarious!!! I had to laugh and so did my kids. It was precious! I had to share with you on what a "babe" did and what came "Out of the Mouth of Babes."
Well, after lunch, I asked the second grade teacher if she had heard noise during the day, again thinking maybe it was coming from outside. Well, after lunch and restroom break, we went back to class to have an arithmetic test. I still heard the noise! So, after the test before I did the oral part of the test, I told the kids I was going to check book bags to see if anyone had a toy that was making the noise. So, I checked the book bags. One of the first ones I looked in had a cell phone in it. I told her that she had her mom's cell phone. She said, "No, it's mine." I was like "What? You have a cell phone when you are six?" She said, "I'm five." Oh my, I have a five year old that has a cell phone. I had to have her show me how to "unlock" her phone, and I realized she had a voicemail from her grandma. That's why the phone was making the noise. Of course, I turned the phone off. But, I thought it was quite interesting and definitely eventful!! To be honest, it was funny, too. I had to share my eventful first grade experience (which was a first for me!-- a five year old having a cell phone) that a "babe" did and what came "Out of the Mouth of Babes."
Saturday, September 26, 2009
As I was talking to her, she had a smile on her face about the whole time. That was sweet to see. However, the sweetest thing I got to experience while I was talking to her and dealing with this child was when I saw a tear come from her eye. I asked her while she was crying, and she said, "Because I'm getting saved!" How sweet is that! I about cried myself. Her one tear became several and the tears started flowing. It was such a sweet and tender moment. I am so thankful and humbled that I was able to be a part of this awesome opportunity. I wanted to share with you what God had done and what came "Out of the Mouth of Babes." It was a true blessing!
Back to my kids, one day during writing, I had my cd on. A song called, "He'll Do It Again" was playing. The song talks about how God will help us with our problems even though "we may not know how, we may not know when, but He'll do it again" like He has done in the past. The song is one of my favorites! I was walking around checking my kids work, and I looked up at one of my kids. When I looked at him, he was mouthing the words to this song. It was a blessing to see him learn this song. What a great lesson to learn, especially at a young age on how God will help us with our problems! I was touched by this sight, and I wanted to share with you on what came "Out of the Mouth of Babes."
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
I then asked him if God loved me, Miss Pregony. He said, "No." Then this other little boy sitting next to me on my left said, "I love you." Then the boy sitting next to me on my right said, "I love you." Then this little girl (who I call my "mini me" because she looks just like me when I was her age!) said, "I love you." So, according to this boy, God does not love me but I have three little ones that do. I thought it was cute on what came "Out of the Mouth of Babes" today. I do have to close with saying, Praise the Lord that He does love me and not just me, but "Jesus Loves the Little Children" and not just children but adults, too. God is SO good!!
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Today, we were in arithmetic class. I gave them a story problem. After the story problem, I called up children to the front of the room to "act" out the problem, so they could "see" it. The problem was "A dad and mom went to the zoo with their three children. How many people went to the zoo?" To "act" out the problem, I called up a "dad", a "mom", two "sons" and a "daughter." After the problem was over, I said to the "mom" that she had more "sons" then "daughters." She said, "I want a million daughters!" Oh my, I thought. She wants a million daughters. How cute is that! I think she'll change her mind. :-) What do you think? But, I thought that was cute on what came "Out of the Mouth of Babes."
Friday, July 31, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
This week has been a very hard week for me at the daycare. I have a couple of boys, that I have mentioned in a prior post, that are quite challenging. I haven't given up on them. I won't! I've told them that we are a team, and we will work together through their anger management issues because I have two boys that cannot control their anger. It is pretty sad! I am determined that God has placed me there for a reason this summer to help them and be a blessing to them even though it is hard and challenging for me.
Well on Friday, we were in the pool. I have this one little boy who is five years old. He is about the cutest thing you've seen! He is small in size with longer blonde, curly hair. He is adorable! He also has beautiful bright blue eyes! Like I said, he's adorable!! He's the same boy that I mentioned in the previous post about not going to a country. :-)
Well... back to the pool, he cannot swim. When we are in the pool, he hangs on to pool noodles. He decided yesterday that he was going to practice swimming. So, he would hold his breath under water for a while.; he was so proud of himself. Then, he would ask me hold on to the noodles and pull them while he kicked. After that, I got rid of the noodles and just held his hands while he kicked. He said, "Miss Heather, don't let me go!" Of course, I wouldn't! He kept practicing. He said, I just can't blow bubbles with my nose under water.
Well, while we were in the water, he kept trying to swim. He didn't give up. By the end, he was swimming!! He doesn't have it down perfect, but he did it. I was so proud of him. He didn't give up! I had so much fun helping him and watching him achieve his goal. It was a great end of a hard week for me. It brought joy at the end of a hard week! It reminded me how fun it is to watch children learn and be happy. I needed that. I am thankful that God gave me this little reminder on Friday afternoon! I wanted to share with you the joy of hard work of what a "babe" did!
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Since this is our first week, we are getting ready for our travels. So today we made passports. Remember, I am working with children that just finished kindergarten and first grade, so I have to do a lot of explaining. I was trying to explain to them the reason why we have passports. I was explaining that they need passports when people go to different countries. I gave them names of countries and tried to explain the difference between states and countries. I told them that when people visit different countries they get stamps in their passports. Well, I had this one boy who just finished kindergarten that said in a very sad, whiny type voice, "I haven't been in a country." He sounded so sad; I thought he was going to cry. He then put his head on the table. Part of my heart almost "broke" for him; part of me was laughing because it was funny-- I was laughing! Then, I had a boy said, "You are in a country. You are in the U.S.A." He was right! We are in a country. It was very funny! I wanted to share what came "Out of the Mouth of Babes."
Monday, June 15, 2009
Today, the children had to write a journal entry about "If I could go anywhere...." They had to finish that sentence and tell me why they chose that place. I told them to pick any place they wanted to go and to pretend they had as much money as they needed to get there. I gave them an example of where I would and why I want to go there.
Well, three of my girls wrote about the same place for the same reason. I don't have their stories with me. But, I will paraphrase. They said, If I could go anywhere, I would go to New York. So, I can go shopping with my friends.
I loved that! I agree totally! They are my "girly girls!" That made me smile! I wanted to share what came "Out of the Mouth of Babes."
Monday, June 1, 2009
I have just finished my seventh year teaching, which is hard to believe. Most of those years have been great. There has only been one year that was truly not good, and that was partly due to personal sorrow (the year of my dad's passing when I was "empty"). The other years have been great. This year that I just finished has been probably been my best or tied for the best year I have had.
This class is so much fun! They have so much personality! You all that have been reading my blog have been able to get a small glimpse of how great they are. I wish you could meet these kids. I hope that you have laughed with me, been touched with me, and perhaps been even "moved" with me.
The biggest thing this class has impressed upon me is their spiritual sensitivity. I have loved watching them "grow." I have loved listening them pray and share their requests. I have shared requests with them, my personal requests, and they pray for them. I have asked them to pray for my cousin who has cancer, and I have been told by parents that they go home and pray for her. I have asked them to pray for my friend's friend to get saved, and they have. They really do care! It is so encouraging to me even at this young age, that these children care so much about the things of the Lord. I hope and pray that doesn't change as they get older.
These kids truly have a special place in my heart. I truly love them and, yes, I already do miss them. I miss their smiles, hugs, and even their silliness. I miss their jewelry talks- from my "girly" girls. I miss their crazy "treasure hunts" and jumping on the swings.
You see, yes, I was their teacher. But, you have to remember, I had these kids for 7 hours a day for 175 days. They are like my kids. That is why I am so sappy, today. I do love them and miss them. I wanted to share with you not just what babes do but what is coming not from "Out of the mouth of babes" but from "the heart of the teacher."
Since school is over, I may not be blogging as much. I will be working at a daycare this summer with children around the same age. So, I'm sure I will have some stories to tell. I will continue to work and serve in my church with the children, so I'm sure that will give me stories, too. But, I wanted to close up my school year with a final entry. I hope you enjoyed reading these entries as much as I have enjoyed sharing them with you! I wish you all a blessed summer. I hope you can experience some personal joy in hearing on what comes "Out of the Mouth of Babes."
The snake skin on my reading group chairs. Look how long it is!
Thursday, May 28, 2009
I thought that was SO sweet! I laughed at it, too, though because I was shocked. But, I thought that was one of the sweetest things I've heard. If he keeps being sweet, he will make one girl very happy one day! I loved what came "Out of the Mouth of Babes."
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
The other day, the boys were running to the swings singing "Here comes the bride"(which is weird they were singing that song anyway) and falling off the swings. I don't know why they were doing that. I don't know what the purpose of that was. But, it really was funny! The way they were falling was just so funny because they were rolling over the mulch. They, themselves, were laughing so hard. Some of the stuff they do really is nonsense, but it is funny. They enjoy doing it. I, truly enjoy watching them having fun! It is a pleasure to be their teacher and laughing with them and their craziness. I enjoy watching the craziness my "babes" do.
The first one: "I like puppies. I like big puppies and little puppies. I like medium size puppies and they like to play ball and like to take a nap." I like how he included all size puppies! :-) I did correct the spelling in his story.
Here is the second story. I thought this one was quite entertaining! " I like puppies because they're so soft and furry and cute! Do you have a dog because if you do, it uses the bathroom a lot! So, I hope you don't get one because you have to clean behind them. So never get a puppy. You can if you want to, you can. But I'm not, unless my Mommy or my Daddy says so, but I don't want one!" I thought that was so funny that she talked about cleaning up behind the dog.
So, those are just two of my puppy stories that came from "Out of the Mouth of Babes."
Monday, May 25, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
One thing the Lord has been teaching me, therefore, I've been sharing with my kids, is that what matters to us matters to God. I am so thankful for that! So, I tell them if it is important to us, we need to share it with God because He cares about it, and it is important to Him.
Remember, I teach first grade. One big thing to happen to first graders is that they lose teeth. I have a student who has not lost a tooth, yet. She has had a loose tooth for a few weeks, now.
So, we've been praying for her to lose that tooth before the school year is out. Well, this past week, she came to school with one less tooth! The kids were excited to see that! I know this may sound silly to you, but it really is exciting to see the children get excited. I am even hearing from parents that their child is going home and praying for requests like for this child to lose her tooth. That is exciting to me! It is exciting to see prayers answered from "Out of the Mouth of Babes." I am so proud and privileged to be a part of this!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Well, on Friday morning during Bible time, it was our prayer time. Each day, three different children come up and give prayer requests. Then, I assign the requests, and they pray for each other's request and any request we may have as a class to share. This whole week we have been praying for this girl to feel better and come back to school. The children pray, and then I pray. While I was praying, the door opened. I looked up, and it was her! Yes, my kids eyes should be closed, but they looked up and were all so excited to see her! We had just finished praying for her. As far as they were concerned, God just answered their prayer! That is fine with me.
Then, immediately after praying, the song that we sung, suggested to sing from my curriculum, was "Whisper a Prayer." Here are the words to this song:
"Whisper a prayer in the morning, Whisper a prayer at noon. Whisper a prayer in the evening, He will keep your heart in tune. God answers prayer in the morning, God answers prayer at noon. God answers prayer in the evening. He will keep your heart in tune."
I do not know why, but the song was just a rebuke and an encouragement to me that day. We just prayed for this little girl to come back to school. Then, singing this song right after we saw our answered prayer, it was neat! I am glad my students and I got to see it! I, truthfully, teared up. It was encouraging to me and a great reminder to me on how God does hear and answer our prayers- even the ones that come"Out of the Mouth of Babes."
Friday, May 15, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Today, Thursday, one of my students brought in a beautiful flower for me. It was a beautiful purple. She said, "It is a Peony, and it rhymes with Pregony." I thought that was cute! It rhymes with my last name! :-) I thought that was funny and had to share the fact that the flower rhymes with my name and that it came "Out of the Mouth of Babes."
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
It happened Wednesday afternoon at recess. Lately, my children have been obsessed with the swings. The past couple of days, my boys have tried this new thing with the swings. They would run a few feet from the swing and land on the swing on their stomachs. Yes, I allow them to do this! I feel like this is harmless. Under the swings, is a nice padding of mulch. So, the kids are really safe. The boys have a blast doing this!
Well, today one of my boys was doing this. I was watching him. He was having fun. He was away from the swing. He ran to the swing to land on it. Instead of landing on it, he missed it! He jumped right over it! He landed on his belly! His mouth must have been opened! When he got up, he had mulch/dirt over his face, mouth, shirt and pants. I went over to him to make sure that he was alright. I was hoping he didn't get hurt. When I found he was o-kay, I had to laugh. It really was funny! A funny part was, he had mulch on his teeth, and he was trying to spit it out of his mouth. When I said he was covered, he was covered! I have heard taking a bite out of crime before, but I have never heard taking a bite out of mulch! :-) Well, I had to share this story about what one of my "babes" did. Yes, he is o-kay! I did check that out first, before I started laughing!
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Well, this year in my class, I have had a first. I have had the privilege to teach a boy whose mother passed away a few years ago, I think the year after my father passed away. As you can imagine, this is a bond we share. I often compare it to something like a "club" no one wants to be in. There has been times we have talked about our parents and try to imagine what they are doing up in Heaven. I have said things to him like, I wonder if my dad and your mom are watching us now while we are in class. It really is sweet! It helps me, hopefully it is a help to him.
Today, for me, for some reason, was just a hard day. For some reason, I think it was a hard day for him today, too. I think we both missed our parents! He was quite "huggy." At this age, children are still "huggy" (one reason why I still love this age!). But, today, he was more so than usual. The other children noticed and even commented on it. We started talking about how he is missing his mommy. Somehow it got about me missing my dad, too. We got talking about missing those we love. I actually teared up and tried to hide it-- but they are pretty observant. It was just a personal and tender moment with my children today. It was a sweet time!
It gave me an opportunity to remind them to be thankful for their moms and dads and to tell them that they love them. I do enjoy being able to talk to my children about things concerning life not just school. Maybe it will be a reminder to you, as it is to me, to be thankful for those we do still have in our lives. That's what happened today with my "babes."
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
The first one I wanted to share is, "Dear Mommy I hope you have a happy Mothers day. Not just a happy Mothers day. I mene a happy happy happy Mothers day." Cute!
This one I think is sweet and funny. "Dear Mommy Happy Mother's Day! I love you your a great Mommy and we have are ups and downs and you are my star." I think it is cute how she said they have their ups and downs! :-) Remember, this came from a seven year old.
Here is another sweet letter written to a mother. "Dear Mom, Happy Mother's Day I love you. The flower's bloom because of you. You make me glad when I am sad. Happy wishes. XOXOXOXOXOXO"
Another one I wanted to share "Dear Mommy Happy Mother's Day all your wishes have come true. Your the best Mom a child could ever had. I'm glad Mother day. I love you and I hope you have a great Mother's day and this is why I am writing this spelshel letter to you Mommy the best bestes Momy! Love forever and aways" Isn't that sweet?
This is the last letter I wanted to share and perhaps my favorite. "Dear Momy I love you so much that I cold huged you all day long and it is true. I love you. farry much you are sweet. and you are beautiful and nice."
I wanted to share these wonderful and sweet letters with you. I hope you enjoyed them as much as I did. I hope you were touched by what came "Out of the Mouth of Babes." I wish all the mothers out there reading my blog a very Happy Mother's Day!
Friday, May 1, 2009
I took my children outside for recess in the afternoon, on Wednesday. Two of my little girls were on the swings swinging. One little girl said to the other, "We're sisters." The other one said, "No, we're not." The first one said, "Yes, we are." The second one said, "No we aren't." This went back and forth. Then the second little girl finally said, "We can be if you are saved. We can be sisters in Christ." The first girl then said, "I'm not saved. I'm almost saved." The second girl said, "You can't be almost saved. You have to be saved." Then the second girl called me over. I was already close by "listening" anyway. I talked to the first girl, and she told me she almost got saved at church once. I told her that she can't almost get saved, but she needed to get saved. She told me that she didn't know how to get saved. I then told her that I could show her how to get saved if she wanted me to and if she asked me to.
Well, after recess when we got upstairs to the classroom, she told me she wanted to get saved! I had the honor and privilege to lead this little girl to the Lord! I count it a true honor to open God's Word and share it with her and present the plan of salvation to her. It is always so humbling to me to be used of God in a way such as this. But what really got to me on this day more than any other day I have ever led a child to Christ, was that on this day the Lord used another six year old. If my other student did not say what she said about being sisters in Christ, I might not have had the opportunity to lead this little girl to the Lord. I am so proud of my student for saying what she said about being sisters in Christ! God used her! God used a six year old. How awesome is that! It is amazing to me how God used what came "Out of the Mouth of Babes."
Monday, April 27, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
The worst time for this is during reading group time. This is a time where there is about 5-7 children and me. So, it is a smaller group. If we have a couple of extra minutes, I do let them share something, it is important for them to talk. I want them to know they can talk to me. I want them to know if something is really bothering them, they have someone they can go to. That is important to me! Well, yesterday, some were sharing. They got to talking. It was time to go. I told them that we had to go(we are on a tight schedule). I said something to the affect we have to stop to talking and have to go learn something. Go figure we have to learn something at school. Who thought of that? One kid-- without missing a beat, said, "Japan!" I laughed. So, I guess it is Japan's fault that we have to learn in school! I thought it was funny and must share what came "Out of the Mouth of Babes."
Monday, April 13, 2009
"The beautiful butterfly laid her eggs and flew away. I see a butterfly and I named her Pregony and I took care of Pregony when she was a baby caterpillar. She liked me and ate a lot of leaves, and she was cute too."
I thought that was cute. She named the butterfly after me. This is the same child that has been mentioned in previous posts that has called me "cutie pie" and her "BFF." I thought this was sweet and had to share what came "Out of the Mouth of Babes."
Friday, April 10, 2009
This story made me laugh a lot! I cannot believe it happened. I have shared it with several people since. If you are familiar with the layout of the school I teach at, that will help you with making the story even funnier for you. Promise!
Being a first grade teacher, we have bathroom breaks. One afternoon I took my children to the bathroom. Before they enter the bathroom, I always go in and check it. I check it to make sure they have toilet paper and that the toilets aren't clogged and things liked that. Well, that day I did that. I had sent the girls into their bathroom and the boys into theirs-- two at a time for each. Well, then I stepped into the school office to ask the secretary a question. Then, I walked by the boys bathroom. I keep the door open a little bit, so I can see where little feet are. When I walked by, I noticed that the mirror and paper towel dispensers were wet. I was just in there checking the bathroom. I hadn't noticed that before. So, I asked a boy if he knew anything about that. He just stared at me. I asked again. Again, he stared. I then asked if he did anything to make this wet. He said, "Yes, I peed on it!" I said, "What? How did you do that? Where were you standing?" This is where if you know the layout of our school, it helps with making the story funnier. There is a partition that separates the sinks/mirror from the urinal. The partition has to be about at least 6 feet tall-- its taller than me. I asked the child where he was standing. He was standing at the urinal. So, somehow, he had problems and went on the mirror. I was just flabbergasted how this could happen. Evidently, he was playing!
I'm not trying to be crude! But, I just thought it was hilarious. I kept my composure in front of him, but I then went in the office to get someone to disinfect the mirror and paper towel dispensers, then I lost it. I just think it is so funny! I thought this, indeed, was the most interesting thing I have ever seen in first grade. This is the most interesting thing I've seen a babe do.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Sunday, April 5, 2009
One of my reading groups was reading words that have two syllables and the vowel before consonant which begins the second syllable is long. Well, one of the words they had to read was "pilot." If the students have words to read that they may not normally speak in their everyday talk, I try to see if they know what it means and explain it to them if they do not. I asked them if they knew what a pilot was. I was curious to see what they would say. I was pretty sure they have heard of one. But, I wanted to see how they would explain it to me. They said, yes. One of the kids said, "A pilot is someone that drives planes." I corrected the child and said pilots fly planes not drive them. It was cute and made me smile. I wanted to share what came "Out of the Mouth of Babes."
Sunday, March 22, 2009
I am typing them the way they wrote them. Good luck on deciphering them. If you need help in translation, post a comment and I'll help you :-)
One said, "you are my cutedpie! I love you are the knisest teacher!I have ervey met! Love you!" This child has called me "cutie pie" several times. She is also the same girl that told me I was her BFF-- posted in a previous post.
Another note said, "I love you. you are sweet and you are pretty to me. your games are beautiful. you are my nice teacher. your canddy is goo to me." She wrote this note at school to me. I think that night she wrote another one to me and gave it to me the next morning with a ziplock bag of the cereal Apple Jacks. Here is the other one she wrote. "I love you. you are pretty. your my best teacher. you are nice to me and I like it win we play." How sweet my kids are!
One last note I wanted to share. "I love you and I I'm sure you love me too. you are my bff! you aer a good teacher.too. theys a haet around us. you like pekey I like pekey." I will "translate" this one; this one is harder to follow. She said there's a heart around us. I asked about that. You know how you can get picture frames with hearts. Well, there is a heart around us because she loves me... too cute! The last part, the "pekey" is pink. She said, "you like pink I like pink." That's true.... I love pink!
Even though being a teacher can have some hard times, it is such encouraging when you get hugs, coloring pictures and encouraging notes like these. I love my kids! I am so thankful to God for calling me to be a teacher! I wanted to share with you what came "Out of the Mouth of Babes."
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Well, for several months he has been saying he was going to marry his Nana. His parents told him he can't marry her because she is already married. So lately, he has named a new wife for himself. He told his mom that he is going to marry Miss Pregony! That's me! So, I got a proposal tonight! :-) It's the best one I've had (not to say it is the only one I've had).
There is more, not only did I get "engaged", I found out that he wants to be the President of the United States. So, I am going to be First Lady, too. He knows the President lives in the White House in D.C. (which is one of my favorite places- so that is cool!). So, he is excited about that. His mom told him that they will have to go stay with him when he is the President and living in the White House. He told her that they can't because Miss Pregony will be my wife and will live there with me. Talk about an awesome night of good news I had!
He told his mom that he is going to marry me when Miss Pregony grows up. How cute! So, I don't know when that will be :-). I thought that my proposal was cute, and I wanted to share what came "Out of the Mouth of Babes."
Friday, February 27, 2009
I also am humbled by the Lord not only answering my prayer, but He is answering the prayer of my kids. My kids can see it! It is so exciting! I have one student who has not been doing well lately with getting his seatwork done during seatwork time. If the kids don't finish their seatwork during seatwork time, then the kids have to do it during recess. This one boy has had that happen for the past several days. I've been praying that he will do better and get his work done. Well, today he finished his work during seatwork time and was able to have full recess. So, I said to him that I was proud of him for finishing his work. One of my little girls raised her hand and told me that she prayed for this boy last night asking God to help him finish his work so he could have recess. She saw an answer to her prayer! I told her that I prayed for him, too. It was awesome and exciting for me to see that my kids can see answered prayers that come from "Out of the Mouth of Babes."
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Update: February 26, 2009
I talked to the boy who brought his hermit crab to school yesterday. I asked him what his mother said. He told me he got grounded. When he was asked about the hermit crab, he said he thinks it is o-kay because it was moving. I just wanted to update you on this story. Hope you enjoyed it!
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Being a first grade teacher, I do hear that sound quite a bit. The past couple of weeks my first graders have been QUITE giggly. Their giggles make me laugh then the whole classroom is full of laughter. Again.... a great sound!
One moment that happened this week which resulted in one of my favorite sounds was when I was teaching my kids about elephants. I was specifically teaching them the uses of the elephant's trunk. The elephant uses their trunk in several ways. They use it to pick up food, pick up trees, smell, and to give themselves showers. The part the children LOVED and LAUGHED a lot at was that the mother elephant uses her trunk to spank the baby elephants. The kids thought that was hilarious! I then asked them if their moms use their noses to spank them. Of course they don't, but the kids thought that was funny! So, we had such a fun time laughing together.
Another laughing moment was when I had four kids in one of my reading groups. That afternoon we were reviewing special sounds in phonics and reading words that contained certain special sounds. One of the words that the children read was "chowder." No, that is not a funny word. But, I guess, their is a children's show called Chowder. I had no clue. So, the children were laughing because they were trying to explain this show to me. I told them I would try to watch it sometime; they laughed even harder at that.
I wanted to share with you the One of the Greatest Sounds in the World that comes "Out of the Mouth of Babes."
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
It was such a sweet time we had together. I wanted to share it. So, it is not "Out of the Mouth of Babes", but it is something "babes" do. Precious!
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
I thought that was cute and wanted to share what came from.... "Out of the Mouth of Babes."
Saturday, January 31, 2009
That is ... "Out of the Mouth of Babes."