Telling the time activities – Day 2

Starting today with some boring teacher-y admin. If you’re teaching anyone anything new, they may get it at the moment you teach it. They’ve stored it in their short term memory. However for them to really know it, they have to move that information to their long term memory. This is why you have toContinue reading “Telling the time activities – Day 2”

Telling the time activities – Day 3

Day 3 on telling the time! The weather in Oklahoma has turned a corner, and temperatures are on the rise. We don’t have a huge window before it’s too hot to do anything prolonged outside. So today I made the most of the sunshine and took the boys outside for our academic time. More onContinue reading “Telling the time activities – Day 3”

Bird Week Activities – Day 3

3/4 of the way through our bird week! Welcome to day 3! I’d like to start by saying that although I’m sure every blog post I write is littered with typos, this one will probably have even more, as I’m typing whilst watching Midsomer Murders, which requires most of my attention. Yesterday I promised I’dContinue reading “Bird Week Activities – Day 3”

Telling the time activities – Day 4

Some weeks I’m sad to see the back of. The sun has shone, our activities went off without a hitch, my anxiety was low. Other weeks are a struggle. This was one of those. It’s a shame really, because learning to the time is such a milestone moment for so many kids. I just haveContinue reading “Telling the time activities – Day 4”

Pirate Week Activities – Day 2

Honestly, I think day two of any theme is the best day. The kids are into it because they’ve already done a day of it, so sort of have have a clue, it’s not the end of the week, so no one is over it yet. So here we are, day 2 of pirates. EnthusiasmContinue reading “Pirate Week Activities – Day 2”

Bird Week Activities – Day 2

Refreshed and relaxed from taking yesterday off to do absolutely nothing, here we are, Wednesday. Let’s be having you. When I say we did nothing yesterday, I truly mean it. No one got dressed. No one saw a hairbrush. We watched an amount of Scooby Doo that could have had us confused for sophomore stoners.Continue reading “Bird Week Activities – Day 2”

Pirate Week Activities – Day 1

New week who dis?! Whats the opposite of starting with a bang? Slowly crawling to the start line?! We may be starting our week here, but it’s not Monday. It’s Tuesday. So right off the bat this is going to be another week where there are four days of activities instead of 5. I amContinue reading “Pirate Week Activities – Day 1”

Pirate week activities – Day 3

I’m surprisingly ‘into’ this whole pirate themed week. So much so that I’m breaking my rule of refusing to watch a single Pirates of the Caribbean movie. I’ve been on the ride at Disney World, J dressed as Captain Sparrow one year for Halloween, but the movies have just never appealed to me. I thinkContinue reading “Pirate week activities – Day 3”

Bird Week Activities – Day 1

Back in what feels like another life young me went on quite possibly one of the weirdest job interviews ever, got the job, and literally started 24 hours later teaching 5th grade in Brooklyn. I’m pretty sure she would have had to start that day if I hadn’t had to go home for my babysitter.Continue reading “Bird Week Activities – Day 1”

Pirate week Activities – Day 4

I suppose it’s lucky really that time seems to be going so quickly. I know we shouldn’t wish our lives away, but every day that passes is hopefully one less that we all have to be at home in this strange social distancing situation. How are you all coping out there? We have survived ourContinue reading “Pirate week Activities – Day 4”