Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Yacker Tracker

Um....has EVERYONE SEEN THIS?!?!

The Yacker Tracker
I know what your thinking..."Uh...Steph? Just a traffic light."

BUT NO! IT'S NOT!!

It monitors the noise level in your classroom and when the kidlets get too loud--the red light flashes and a siren goes off!

Has everyone heard of this except for me?! Where have I been living under a ROCK??? This is now at the TOP of my list of funsie things that I want to purchase...with this *adorable* collar for Rory in a close second... :)

Adorable. 


Isn't that cute?? He'd be a little gentleman dog!

Back to the Yacker Tracker--does anyone have this in their classroom? If so, does it work like it says it was?

Monday, September 10, 2012

Currently!

Better late than never! :) This month's currently--thanks to Farley over at Oh Boy 4th Grade!


Kids Say The Darndest Things (About My Marital Status) MEGA POST!

I am not a married lady. This is just fine with me, as I'm sure prince charming will make an appearance at some point. However, since he's still off fighting dragons, or whatever I'm perfectly fine not being married.

My kidlets are not so ok with this. This group of chillins is particularly distracted by the fact that I am a *gasp* unmarried woman!! And some of the resulting conversations have been HILARIOUS. So I thought I'd share :)

Conversation Numero Uno:
It's the end of the day and the kidlets are all getting ready to go--I have a particularly enthusiastic hugger wrapped around my waist and he is at this point now in danger of missing his bus.

Me: Sweetie, thank you for the hug but you really need to skedaddle--the bus is coming and you don't want to be late.

Him: Nope!! I'm going to keep hugging you!

Me: Thank you, buddy, but it's time. I don't want you to miss your bus, my friend!

Him: BUT DON'T YOU LIVE ALONE WITHOUT A HUSBAND?!?!

*cue my (very loud) laughter*

Another Kidlet: Miss Rudakas, you laugh like a princess!


Conversation Numero Dos
The class is doing a lesson on finding "good fit books" (thank you daily 5...) and using shoes as an analogy.

Me: (holding up a black high heel shoe) Now how might I use this kind of shoe?

Kidlet 1: Out dancing!

Kidlet 2: On a dinner date!

Kidlet 3: Wedding shoe!!

Kidlet 2: Nuh uh. Her wedding shoes would be WHITE.

Me: Well, what if I was a guest at the wedding?

Kidlet 2: I was talking about your wedding. You should have one of those! Have you tried online dating?

All the Kidlets: Yeah!! Have you tried that?

Me: Haha Let's get back to the lesson.

Conversation Numero Tres
Cheerfully putting book bags back onto the hooks as we transition to something else

Kidlet: Miss Rudakas, don't worry.

Me: Worry about what, sweetheart?

Kidlet: You'll be married in three years. I'm a future teller, so I know.

Me: *laughing* I'll be sure to write that down, nugget.

I guess you never realize how silly these kiddos brainboxes are until you have a conversation with them! That being said, it's these silly moments that really and truly make me LOVE (all caps were definitely necessary) being a primary teacher :)