it’s my 33rd birthday today!
the best gift was having my students truly understand and enjoy our first lessons. my second graders did some role-playing, pretending to be a paleolithic family and a neolithic family. each “family” then made giant cave painting murals to visually tell the story of their day, and at the end of class we were able to share our stories. they all agreed they’d rather be living in neolithic times, the new stone age is where it’s at!
we got so messy, and it was equal parts silly and informative. yussssss.
(and my parents sent me flowers at work, all the way from philly to boston!)
i got some really sweet comments from my new kindergarten students and totally felt like this. awesome.