So, usually I enjoy eating lunch with adults. I spend all day with children, so when lunch time comes, lunch is usually a break from the mundane and the conversation is quite good. Today, the topic of "guns" came up and we discussed the 11 year old who shot his stepmother, well, I was corrected at lunch, it is his Dad's girlfriend, in the head while she was sleeping. The woman was 8 months pregnant. Then we started talking about guns...
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Posted by Pam at 12:39 PM
I'm at school right now, teaching Science for the first time this year. I love Science. I'm starting with my electricity unit, which is SO much fun. It's completely student driven and self paced. The kids do about 10 experiments with a battery, light bulb and foil ribbon. The first experiment is my favorite. I give them all their supplies and tell them to light the light bulb. The trick is...I don't tell them how to do it. They have to figure it out themselves. Once they figure it out, I FORBID them to help other groups. Almost always, someone tries to help. My favorite part of the experiment is when they start figuring it out. Here are some of the things my kids have said during this experiment:
"Look, Look! I got it!"
"I think my lightbulb is broken, I can't get it to work."
"Mrs. Starkey, it's so hard not to want to help somebody."
"Why is my battery getting so hot?"
"Eric, Eric, Look! I got it to work!"
I love my job. Today has been a fun day!
Posted by Pam at 11:24 AM
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Kate is 4 months old...she used to sleep through the night, but has recently stopped and now we are going on week two of her not wanting to sleep AT ALL at night. We'll see how it goes tonight, since she had shots today.
Here are her 4 month stats...
Height: 24 3/4 inches
Weight: 14 lbs 15 oz.
She's chewing like crazy and blowing raspberries like there is no tomorrow.
Posted by Pam at 9:57 PM
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Kate's getting SO big. Since she'll be 4 months next week, we decided to try cereal (of the oatmeal, variety). We wont give it to her everyday, and we don't give her much...just enough so that she can practice to eat with a spoon! Enjoy the video below!
and enjoying her bib!
Posted by Pam at 4:55 PM
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
The punishment should fit the crime.
Posted by Pam at 9:09 AM