Tuesday, May 14, 2019

My Favorite Class

Over and over this year I've been asked by each of my classes if they are my favorite.  My response each time is "Absolutely, Yes!".  Of course, word got around and they asked me what the deal was.   I explained to them that they are all my favorites in different ways.  In some I love the senses of humor and bright personalities, some I love the sense of mischievousness, some their insightful minds.  They're all unique and my favorite in their own ways. 

Today I gave out classroom rewards.  Not a single one was academic.  Those will come tomorrow in the big assembly.  Instead I tried to focus on something unique to each student.  We had "Best Hair" and "Dabbing Cow" and "Most Respectful" and a whole bunch of others.  I told them I wanted to write them all a letter titled "Why YOU are my Favorite" but I knew it would make me bawl my eyes out and a soggy lump of paper isn't quite as exciting as an award.  I tried to tell a little story about each kid as I awarded them. 

Then came my very unexpected reward.  They all came and hugged me.  They told me they loved me.  They hugged me some more.  Then they called for a group hug.  Then they gave me a hand drawn paper that said "Best Teacher Award Goes to Mrs. Prim".   These kids have made me laugh daily.  They've both broken my heart with their problems and blessed me with their sweetness.  We have jokes, we've shared tears.  This class is special. 

Part of that is because they were my first "official" class.  Mostly, though, it's because they are just an amazing group of kids.  I can not wait to watch them grow.  I told them I hope if they remember nothing else from our time together that they will always remember "You CAN do hard things." 

The school year ending is a bittersweet thing.  We're all exhausted and ready for summer break.  We're tired of books and learning.  But we're all a little sad to know next year will be different.  But one thing will be the same, they'll still be amazing! 

Thank you all for sharing your kids with me.  They became my "kids" for this school year.  I talked about them so much people thought I'd somehow had more kids.  They stole a part of my heart I'll never get back.  They taught me more than they'll ever know.  Thank you for raising such amazing kids.  I appreciate so much everything each of you have done to support me this year. 
Our last group picture of the year!  

Friday, May 3, 2019

Dress Up Days- We Survived MAP Testing

Congratulations on surviving MAP testing!  I was super proud of all my students.  This is a fun little way to celebrate the stress of testing being behind us.  Remember we have our big field trip May 8! 

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

MAP Test Week

It's MAP test week which is always a little nerve wracking for both teachers and students.  Schedules must be juggled, treats bought, and little minds must work in overdrive to recall a whole school years worth of information.  Although the morning was filled with hard work, we still managed to squeeze in a couple of short breaks.  Since I had fewer students to supervise on the playground I was able to throw the frisbee and kick the ball some with the kids.  My favorite times at school are when I can share in their joy! 

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Get Epic at Home!

Our classroom code is vzi4247.   This is a great resource my family personally uses as well as a resource we utilize in the classroom.  I hope you enjoy it as well! 

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Parent Teacher Conference's

Parent Teacher conferences are tomorrow, Thursday, March 7, 2019.  We will be having drop in conferences from 1:00-4:00 and 5:00-8:00.  You can come speak to any or all of your student's teachers.  Hope to see you there!