Browsing Archive: January, 2012

Super Powers! Bending Light

Posted by Amateur Teacher on Tuesday, January 24, 2012,

Student teacher has taken over science for the past two weeks. It's been great watching her get to have fun with my babies and they have loved all her lessons. Today was no different. Our engery unit is always exciting and I'm glad that Student Teacher has gotten to come in during this part of the year. One of my favorite things to do during this unit when talking about light energy is give the kids a flashlight and a mirror and tell them to shine their flashlight beam onto the wall WITHOUT p...


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Where are my glasses?

Posted by Amateur Teacher on Saturday, January 21, 2012,
Where are my glasses? My rose colored glasses, that is. You know, the ones you put on in your Early Childhood Education classes. The ones that make you see everything you want it to be. The ones that let you see how you can change the world one kid at a time. The ones that help you put a smile on your face when you enter your room every morning because you know that today is the day lightbulbs will come on, dreams will be made, and future leaders will be taught. You have a pair of those, righ...
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We make it snow even when the sun shines...

Posted by Amateur Teacher on Saturday, January 14, 2012,
Oh yes. It snowed today. Inside, even. Ok. Not really. BUT we did have a snowball fight in our little room today. "Stop lying!" you say? Well, it did! However, our snow was not made of ice crystals... it was made of paper. I've told you before, in the great state of Georgia we just don't get that much snow and we have to get creative if we want any type of winter fun. So, when IzzyShare's Facebook status asked what folks did on their indoor recess days and someone responded with "snowball fig...
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Just what I needed

Posted by Amateur Teacher on Wednesday, January 11, 2012,

"The Lord works in mysterious ways." Something we've heard people say all our lives. Well, today it was so apparent to me how the good Lord has been working in my little life. As I watched Mrs. M, the student teacher, interact with the kids, take over the little jobs I've given her, and listened to her ideas, I couldn't help but be reminded of myself five and a half years ago when I was in her shoes. It's like a breath of fresh air. This year has been so hard. I have said that several times t...


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Student Teacher is here!

Posted by Amateur Teacher on Tuesday, January 10, 2012,

I get super nervous, can't sleep, feel nauseated, and get irritable when things are about to change. So, when I got the news that I, a FIVE year teacher (yes, practically an amateur), was getting a 40 year old student teacher, I freaked out a little bit. I couldn't sleep last night, felt sick, nervous, and, yup, I got irritable. I was to the point that I needed a good slapping. Every one I asked refused to do so, however, I'm pretty sure they secretly wanted to.
Well, the newest member to our...


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Snow much fun!

Posted by Amateur Teacher on Saturday, January 7, 2012,

We've had snow much fun this week! Not that it snowed. It didn't. Hailing from the great state of Georgia, I learned young that snow is a rarity. My babies know this as well. I mean, if you want to see some folks go crazy, you send some Southern folks a good snow. It doesn't matter if it's just a light dusting. School is cancelled and wet, soggy, dirty snow angels are made. So the best way to enjoy snow every year, because we love it so well, is to make our own. And that's just what we did ...


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Buttons!

Posted by Amateur Teacher on Friday, January 6, 2012,
Sweet baby Jesus! I have been trying for a WHOLE WEEK to make my own blog button. I have had button envy every time I see someone's cute little button displayed for all to grab. Well, after many searches, handfulls of pulled hair, and a light bulb moment, I finally did it! PRAISE THE LORD! I can now let my hair grow back... unless it doesn't work and then I'll just pull it out all over again. Eeesh.

For anyone else interested, here is the site that saved my life. Reading the comments was a hu...
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This Year, Choose Fun

Posted by Amateur Teacher on Monday, January 2, 2012,
Glitter. Glitter is awesome. It's fun. It sparkles. It shines. It shimmers. It makes something as ugly and prickly as a pine cone look lovely. However, I know several teachers (myself included) that wouldn't touch it with a ten foot pole. Why? Because it's messy. If it spills, well... we rather not go there. It sticks all over you, I mean, Lord help you if you touch your face when you use it (you know nobody's going to tell you it's on your forehead). Ugh, glitter. But what about the possibil...
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Amateur Extraordinaire I was born to a farmer and a farmer's daughter. I, however, was just a tiny little thing when my parents had to move from their farm. All my life I heard stories of "the farm" and the life they had there. From a young age, I knew I would have my own one day. While it is far from the farm my daddy had, my Mister and I bought our first place in August of 2011. Sitting on six acres is a homestead we're making into our own slice of heaven on earth. Follow along as we stake our claim on this piece of earth the LORD has entrusted to us.
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