I have unshakable faith in children. They always show me the way. ♥

Friday, February 20, 2009

days of happiness, day 4

See, the county where I work a lot more money than I'm used to. And schools have things in their teacher workrooms that never fail to amaze me (a laminator?? that we can use when we need to instead of on Tuesday afternoons? More than one copy machine?? Multiple paper cutters??). Believe me when I say that I've still not lost my appreciation for these things. Anyway, our school has an Ellison die cut press and many die cuts (alphabet and various shapes), but just this week we got a set of die cuts that cut out PATTERN BLOCKS!!! This is more than exciting because before I'd always spend time photocopying and then many hours cutting out pattern blocks so that we'd have enough for the kids to use to save work they'd done. Now!! Now, we can just use the Ellison press. Ahh, glee. I do so love how you feel.

These? Much prettier and about a thousand times cooler, but mostly self explanatory. We're working on consonant blends. In the past, I've just put up these key word cards, but we decided to make posters with the kid art illustrating the pictures and they're just GORGEOUS. *looks more* (did you see the "weeeeee!" ???)


Mamie said...

You make me miss teaching first grade sooooooooo much!

kirsten said...

Hi Mamie - oh, believe me, I know what it feels like to miss it. ♥

Anonymous said...

Wow-you have a good outlook on things. Life is all about perception!


Ms. Swamp said...

Ooh, I love the blends posters!! And the math solutions. Good stuff!

kirsten said...

SJC - I completely agree! I think keeping a positive outlook is important for me to stay well focused. (not to say that I don't need to vent at times...)

Swampy - ♥ Aren't they lovely?? Also, I'm having withdrawal -- we should plan a phone date soon.