Saturday, August 23, 2014

5 days down...

182 to go. And I'm already sick to top it off.

Even though yesterday was Friday, it sucked. I was so sick that I could only get a few sentences out before coughing so hard I was almost throwing up. And it's not like I can go sit at my desk and let my kindergartners entertain themselves for an hour. They're nowhere close to being capable of doing anything on their own for more than 3 minutes at a time.

So a little bit before lunch, I literally didn't think I could speak one more word before coughing up a lung. So I got out a bin of books (for the first time this year) and set it on the floor. They came to the carpet, chose books, and sat down to "read" together. And even though I was sick, my teacher heart was happy.

I have some cuter pictures of the whole group reading, but too many of their faces were showing. I got super excited about how pumped they were to look at books, and it held their attention for awhile (which was nice for my aching throat.) They were even bummed when I told them it was time to put them away so we could go to lunch.

Also, we shared All About Me posters yesterday. It's one of my favorite things we do all year. The kids present their posters to the class and tell us about themselves (with help from me, of course.) They really take ownership of the project and get really excited to share. And on the plus side, I have a great hallway display now!

I'm extremely excited to say that out of my 22 students, 20 turned in a poster! And the other two are sisters, so it only counts as one family not participating. I have high hopes for this year, my friends. High hopes, indeed!

xoxo, mrs. miller


  1. Very sweet pictures...and it looks like the weekend showed up just in time for you to get some rest!

  2. You have some of the best projects for young learning minds. Keep up the good work and hopefully
    you will feel better by Monday. Good Luck!