We were in the middle of a really important lesson yesterday, when we saw this out our window:
What could we do next but this?
It was one of those moments as a teacher that I really hate–like when it starts to snow or rain really hard and kids act like they’re never seen weather before–but I decided I just needed to go with it. We do indeed have a construction site right outside our window, and it was, in fact, interesting to see a big crane carrying a massive slab of concrete or metal (or whatever it was) to put into the building that will hold our new gym and several new classrooms next year (yay!). So rather than be annoyed and fight what was going on out there, we decided to stop for a minute. And just let it happen. Learning occurs in many ways and many places, and sometimes it involves stopping to watch a big crane. 🙂
Too funny! When I taught Kindergarten, we were all at the rug VERY interested in the book I was reading aloud UNTIL our janitor started using the chainsaw to trim branches off the tree RIGHT outside our window! End.of.read.aloud. 🙂
Your pictures gave me a giggle! This is why you are so good at what you do! Of course you have to let go when there is a gigantic crane swinging outside your window! Way to roll with a teachable moment!
Did you get a picture of that construction worker waving to us . In the picture you can see like half of him. We finally got his attention then he started waving and smiling at us ( Christmas spirit ).
Archie–Darn it! No, he was waving at you while I was at the other window trying to get a picture of the big piece the crane was carrying. And then my camera battery died. It would have added another funny aspect to our story, wouldn’t it?
that would have been cool he was like a nice man i mean he did not have to wave or smile!
to me it was scary!all of a sudden everyone looked and ran over to the window and then i looked out the window to see what was up and a huge crane.thats crazy plus im not so tall either!
Molli–sorry you were scared, kiddo! But hey, looks like you figured out how to get on the blog! Glad to have you. Have you decided what your first blog post is going to be about? Penguins?
no but i might just go with gymnastics or mabey penguins im not sure and i also posted on blogophere to pass time so it dose not matter if you comment i dont care!
i think that we should have a blog time!!!!
So, now I have to create a blogosphere account? I want to follow your blogs as well as Mrs. Bearden’s! I am going to bring my laptop to my weekly construction meeting (out in the trailer that is outside your window!) and show the crew the pictures from this post. They will enjoy!