26 December 2009

Patiently awaiting...

for a video to match these pictures:

Somebody? Anybody?

(hoping everyone is having a wonderful Christmas)

15 December 2009

A Little Blast From the Past (well, TWO actually!)

One of my very favorite things in the whole wide world is having students from classes I've previously taught drop by my classroom. I had these two darling girls in my first grade class two years ago. Man, I miss these girls. They are twins. They made my life so rich when I got to spend 6 1/2 hours with them every day.

Yesterday I pulled Emily's top front tooth. I'm not sure how many of her teeth I've pulled but I know it's a substantial amount. I LOVE these two. I'm jealous of their third grade teacher! Maybe I'll have to teach fourth grade next year!

Well, little Emily got some new glasses. I asked her if I could try them on. When I did, I realized that I probably need glasses because I could see perfectly! We took the opportunity to be a little silly and try on those glasses.

See how cute they are?? Plus, they are super smart. I expect all of my little ducklings this year to come back and visit me when the year is through!
Mrs. Anderson wearing Emily's little glasses with toothless Emily.

Mrs. Anderson with Emily wearing her perfectly sized glasses.

I need some glasses like these...only bigger.

Mrs. Anderson with beautiful Lizzy...no glasses but still darling.

Crazy Mrs. Anderson with Lizzy in Emily's perfectly sized glasses.

I love these two little gals.

10 December 2009

'Tis The Season...

...for donating to the local food bank.

All week long, the children have been bringing their cans, toilet paper
laundry detergent, peanut butter, baby food, Kool-aide, and more
to donate to the Utah County food bank.
Today, we decided to haul it down the hallway and put
it in one of the 15 barrels our school is trying to fill.
We divided up all the items so that each child carried 2-3 items to put in the barrel...very impressive!
We still have one more day (tomorrow) to donate.

Take a look at the canned fun!

Principal Cox came out of his office to check on all the "raucous" going on in the hall.
He was VERY impressed.

Thank you, parents, for sending your donations.
Your children will be better citizens for it.

04 December 2009

03 December 2009

Dear Utah Valley University:

I would just like to thank you for bringing your wild, raucous, outrageous, crazy, fun, (did I say "wild"?), and highly entertaining assembly to our school this morning. The kids learned a ton from the No Greater Hero message. Some valuable information was received by our entire school about drug awareness. For this I am very, very thankful.

However, an assembly of this magnitude at 9:45 in the morning was more than these little bodies could handle. The rest of the day was SHOT! I cannot do a backflip, stand on someone else's shoulders, nor sing like Maria Carey. For this, I am not so thankful.

I still love you though. Get ready. Because in about 12 years, some of these little first graders will be sitting in your classes! You're welcome.

With admiration,
Mrs. Anderson who happens to look forward to your assembly every year and loves the Wolverine mascot