Saturday, March 31, 2012

"Music of the Stone Age" Unit + A Funny Story

Happy Saturday friends! I hope you are having a fabulous weekend so far. I've just finished the Treasures unit for "Music of the Stone Age." I'm not a big fan of those Time of Kids weeks because they just don't have a lot of content. It's a lot of stretching during the week. I tried my best to make this unit fun so I hope you enjoy it. Here's a preview:

Now I only have 2 more Treasures units to create. Yeah! These last couple of stories are not very exciting.

Onto my story...This week, I taught the story "Mice and Beans" and we were focusing on reality and fantasy. If you don't know this story, a grandmother is throwing a birthday party for her granddaughter. A group of mice keep taking things from her to throw their own party. Anyways, we were reviewing yesterday and one of my kiddos raised his hand. I called on him and he said, "I know the real reason that mice can't throw parties." And I said,"Okay, what would that be?" He said, "Well, they don't have opposable thumbs." I mean, seriously, he's in 2nd grade and he speaks like a 30 year old. Cracks me up each time.

Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend! 


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  2. Oh that is too cute! I love how you never know what'll they say next sometimes!

    Your kids must love your units, they look so appealing Courtney!

  3. Thanks for the cute units and I agree, last stories are not very fun :-/ Yuck.

  4. wow - do you go all the way to the end?? We're stopping at 6.1...
    But I still need unit 1's! (I didn't find you until we were in unit 2...)

    ♥ Jen
    The Teacher's Cauldron

    1. Yes, we go all the way to the end. I'm wishing I could just stop now and teach what I need to for the standardized test.

  5. I love Mice and Beans! It's one of my favorites. I just want to skip Music of the Stone Age. BOOORING!

    Emily @ Second Grade Silliness 

  6. What series do ya'll use? Our district uses Scott Foresman- I read with my second grader- and some of those stories are unbearable!!!

    Going Nutty!

  7. Very cute.. and I have a couple students like that too ;) have a good weekend!!


  8. Your story was funny! I have a girl in my class who says things like that. :)

    Marvelous Multiagers!


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