Saturday, December 10, 2011

All I want for Christmas is...

...well, I think I already received it... and I didn't even know that I wanted it.

A bunch of my 2nd grade girls came into class yesterday and said something like this, "Ms. Dudley, we have something to give you, but we don't want to do it until the end of class." I think I was pretty much like yeah, okay, sit down, time to start class! Which is not how I'd like to be, but when it's 2:25 on a Friday afternoon in December of your first year if teaching, I'm finding it difficult to be any other way.

So the end of class arrived, they lined up, and... sang the whole beginning of Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas is You", complete with finger snaps and synchronized finger-points at ME at the end! What the cuteness?!?!? I died, and I'm still dying over my little cutiepies!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Heyyyyyy... Macaroni!

There was an assembly today. Spencer "Spinny" Johnson, formerly of the Harlem Globetrotters, entertained the kiddos with basketball tricks and tips on getting the most out of their education. The assembly called for a lot of viewer participation, with students volunteering and volunteered staff. At one point I was called up to lead a group of students in some dance moves. For lack of any better idea, I busted out a '90s dance that some of us might fondly recall.

Conversation with two students, post-assembly:

Student 1: "Ms. Dudley, I loved that you did the Macaroni dance!"

Student 2: "If I were a teacher, I would've done the Macaroni, too."

I must say, I bust out a mean (and inspirational!) Macaroni.

Feeling less than inspired? Here ya go, thank me later: