Tuesday, September 04, 2007

2 Lessons I didn't plan on teaching

I work hard at lesson planning for my class. I don't use them so much throughout the week but the actual act of planning for the week helps guide my instruction.

Here are two items that I didn't pack into my weekly lesson plans but I had to run with because the need came up.

1) Fingers do not belong in noses. If your nose itches grab a kleenex and handle that situation. If necessary, wash with soap and water afterwards.

2) If you find that you need to go to the bathroom or that you have a funny gassy feeling in your tummy, go to the bathroom or ask to step outside for a few moments, don't let it go in class.

I know...EWWW...gross! Let me tell you, it has been a stinky funky place in my room these last few days.

Unlike the items in my daily lesson plans, these two necessary lessons were not based on the California Teaching Standards for second grade. They are however crucial to the cleanliness and sanity of my well being and that of the rest of the kids in my class. Let's hope that I get
100 % proficiency in these areas and I don't have to go back and re-teach. (crossing my fingers!)


cindylu said...

Ew. Stinky kids. Hope they all soaked up that lesson.

Suvii said...

all I have to say is YUCK!!

Anonymous said...

Ha, that's just so typical in second grade! Ought to be in the state standards, I think... Teragram

La Brown Girl said...

Lol, I sometimes have to cover those lessons in 6th grade.

Cracked Chancla said...

lol. well let's hope this icky situation has helped build a stronger bond for everyone. ;)

Coco said...

hehehe... ; )
yes, these topics should be part of the state standards, along with body odor!

take care!


MsAbcMom said...

Guess what...we were stink free from Wednesday - Friday. I have had a few kids ask if they could step outside for a few moments...HA!

Mrs. T said...

I never used to think anyone ACTUALLY picked their nose and ate it until I taught kindergarten and watched in silent horror as one little girl did just that while I was doing the "5 Fat Turkeys are We" fingerplay. Blech.
Here's a lesson I have to teach my high schoolers: There is such a thing as an Unexpressed Thought. One's head is not like a gumball machine with every thought coming out of your mouth.

Joe said...

Sadly, even in 8th grade I still have one picking his nose. Each year I have the "deodorant chat" with every class after lunch. I figure this falls under the Investigation and Experimentation standard.