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PRIMARY TEACHERS ARE..QUIRKY!

Primary Teachers 
are
QUIRKY!
HUH???
Quirky is defined as...
"  something that is strange/not normal but 

cool. Unconventional, surprising, odd."


You mean ME?  I am.... ODD?

YES! YOU!


Here are the top 5 reasons 

PRIMARY Teachers are QUIRKY!


We like to "DRESS UP"!
Now in most professions there is a RULE of 
 PROFESSIONAL ATTIRE.
In Teaching...we are a little "QUIRKY"!




We tend to "go the extra mile!"
And it's a GOOD thing!
( May have to add that to THING 1 & THING 2).
You get MY drift!

How many TEACHER Tshirts do YOU own?
Do YOU wear SCHOOL shirts on FRIDAY?
Do YOU OWN a Dr. Suess HAT?
Do you DESIRE a pair of shoes or socks
 that look like a PENCIL?

See?  Just a LITTLE  QUIRKY!
 AND ...HEELS??? 

 Who can chase little ones
 or grab the glue bottle
 before it puddles 
on the floor..
in heels?

You see...QUIRKY!


SMELLS..
Who doesn't LOVE to walk into a room smelling of...
LAVENDER
COFFEE
FLOWERS
COOKIE DOUGH
etc.,  etc.

We all DO!
And so we PACK IN THE SMELLY STUFF!




And then ...24 LITTLE ONES go outside for RECESS.
AND they come back in...
SMELLING LIKE WET PUPPIES!
UGH!
 And SOME of those 6 year old WET PUPPIES..
NEED  DEODORANT!

And so...we retreat to our OLD FRIEND...
* in MY district you NOW must obtain a
 1 hr. PD and  get a "CERTIFICATE"
 to use CLOROX wipes in the classroom.

A Little QUIRKY!

But...we do what we need to do to survive!

Myself...I prefer cookie dough candles..  
JUST  ME.
DON'T LIGHT THEM...
JUST SMELL THEM! 



Lunch.

A Primary teacher's lunch is a LITTLE  QUIRKY!
First, it has to have pieces that can be held in
ONE  HAND!


I always laugh when someone says,

" You HAVE 40 minutes for LUNCH?"

Yeah...after I get 25 kids to the cafeteria.
AND...one doesn't forget their lunch 
and we have to walk back & do it AGAIN!
AND...if I don't have to call a parent.
AND..if I don't need to run off papers.
AND..if I don't need to correct spelling tests, prepare the SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS, write a note, 
AND..HEAVEN FORBID..
GO TO THE BATHROOM!
( Don't forget to EAT...
it will be ANOTHER 4 hours until you are FREE!)

So...bring a lunch that can be eaten in ONE HAND!
The other hand MAY BE BUSY!

A LITTLE QUIRKY!



DIY
Those DREADED WORDS!
Do  It  YOURSELF..NEVER!  
NOT GOING TO HAPPEN!

I don't think I have EVER started a DIY 
where I didn't involve someone else!

 Thank YOU to my WONDERFUL HUBBY..
He puts up with my QUIRKINESS!

Spray PAINT!
Did YOU feel your hands get clammy?
How your heart rate INCREASED?
You have a smile on YOUR FACE?

NEON    SPRAY   PAINT!

Do YOU feel the "NEED"...to  spray
SOMETHING?

I know..it's OK..
I think some people are "wired" with it.
The NEED  to PAINT!

And we do..




We will SPRAY EVERYTHING!
And...it's OK!

( I'm sure SOMEWHERE...
there is a 12 step program for this!)

QUIRKY?
YEAH!



BAGS!

No.Not grocery bags.
I mean BIG, LONG HANDLED,
 BRIGHTLY COLORED, 
(maybe) on wheels,
BAGS!

"I Like BIG bags & I cannot lie..."
(I think it's a SONG)
Me dancing...






But...
LOOK AT THE BRIGHT COLORS!

We will carry 50-80 POUNDS of STUFF in ONE BAG..
GOTTA keep MY hands FREE!

And not think twice about it.
I AM NOT walking BACK to MY classroom AGAIN!
Yes...I can carry it ALL in one trip!

(Why do my shoulders & my back hurt so much?!)

But LOOK at the BRIGHT COLORS! So cute!

No...I will NOT buy 24 folders at TARGET for 17 cents each!
 I just bought the CUTEST  "31"  BAG..  :)

A LITTLE  QUIRKY!

And so..
Some of us were MEANT to be PRIMARY TEACHERS.
AND some are NOT!

To those who are...
HOLD YOUR SPRAYPAINTED FINGER UP HIGH..
WEAR YOUR TSHIRTS PROUDLY...
AND  SMELL  the QUIRKINESS  in YOUR  WORLD!

WELCOME  to the CLUB!

If you have HUNG in here for this LONG  POST..
Keep GIGGLING..

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The Vowel KIDS

I would like you to meet my newest friends!

The vowel kids!

This is KATE. ( long a)

 Her twin sister is Anna. ( Short a )

Anna left us for a short "vacation"

...so I can use her picture for LONG A!


Thank you to Nikki from MELONHEADZ for the cutie pies!

We took each vowel family and  did some writing!

We brainstormed words ( see the word box) 

that have our phonics pattern  for the week.

 Then we did an interactive writing .

( see my BALANCED LITERACY packet, 
if you haven't done INTERACTIVE WRITING)

The kids decided on her story. And then ,,

WE  WROTE!


They were so cute! Best editors ever! 
After we finished...
they critiqued. 
They decided yellow was too hard to read.
They said that handwriting is very important,
 if you want others to read it.
They said spelling is important. It can change the meaning,
And lastly, writing large and spacing our words,
makes it easier to read. 

WOW! They were listening! :)

And so ...each week for the next 4 weeks
I will introduce another friend.
We will chat, create, and write!

I Love my JOB!

If you are looking for more
writing ideas..
Stop on by!





Holiday GIFTS! Do YOU want one?

I keep telling my students..

It's NOT ABOUT the "I WANT".

Christmas is about  GIVING!

Instead of going through catalogs saying

 "I  want this...I want this... I want this..."



What if we said

 " I want to give this to, I want to give this to...."

*change your MINDSET :)

And so we give.

We give to friends, family, coworkers, neighbors,
 and those we do not know. 

We bake. We wrap. We donate.



And..our hearts GROW!



To keep in the 
"GIVING" spirit...

Some WONDERFUL
 blogger friends and I
 are having a GIVEAWAY!

You CAN WIN!

First Place  - $75 Teachers Pay Teachers Gift Card


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 Giveaway ends 12/13/17 and is open worldwide.




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Happy  Holidays my friends!

PAY  IT  FORWARD!

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