Friday, August 27, 2010


Each year, my Aunt Kay and Uncle Chip come to my classroom and read books, share goodies, and do crafts with my students. Today was their first of many visits they will make this school year. Aunt Kay read Ferdinand the Bull while Uncle Chip did a little acting (snorting and stomping) with the children. We all laughed and enjoyed our storytime with Aunt Kay and Uncle Chip, and can't wait for their next visit!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Getting Our Vitamin D

Everyday, for about 15 to 20 minutes our class heads outside to for recess. We LOVE recess! Playing with friends, soaking up the sun, and enjoying the view are just a few of the reasons why. I got a little camera crazy outside today, but I captured some great pictures of the "Herd" playing and enjoying one another's company.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Our First Fabulous Week

Question: What was special about your first week of school?
Brandon- I like school because I like to eat lunch, and I like to play at recess.
Mariah- I like school because I like P.E., and I love art.
Chloe- I like school because I get to make a lot of friends, and I get to see you everyday.
Orlando- I like school because my teacher is nice, and we get to play dodge ball in P.E.
Aaron- I like P.E. because you get to climb on the rope and everything else.
Harmony- I like the playground, and I like to do math.
Sasha- I like gym because Coach Curry has a bunch of stuff you can play with.
Adeline- I like school because you get to eat lunch and do art.
Abby-I like school because we get to do math and spelling
Aubrey J.-I like school because we play in gym and we go outside.
Carlos- I like to go outside and ride the tire swing.
Kolbe- I liked to read that one day we read to you.
Devin- I like school because we get to go outside, play gym, dodge ball, and I like reading.
Aubrey P- I like my teacher, math, and P.E.
Autumn- I like school because we get to play on the tire swing, and we get to see you everyday.
Allie- I love my teacher.
Alex- The best thing in school is that we get to do testing in math, go outside, and eat lunch.
Lucas- I like it, and it's fun! We get to go outside and play on the playground, go to lunch, and do some more stuff. That's it!
Mrs. Hester- I couldn't have asked for a better first week of school. My students are awesome, and I'm loving second grade (again). I'm so excited about this year! I know it will be amazing!

Friday, August 6, 2010

First Day Jitters

Our first day of school has been wonderful! We talked about how the first day of school can be both scary and exciting. I read a book to the class called Fist Day Jitters. In this book, Sarah, the main character, is doing everything she can to avoid going to her new school. She's nervous and scared that nobody will like her there. She comes up with every excuse why she shouldn't go to school. It turns out that Sarah ends up being the new teacher. Even teachers get nervous the first day of school, including me. Luckily, just a few minutes after seeing such sweet faces and getting lots of hugs from my new students, I was feeling right at home. Thank you for sharing your children with me. I've had a great first day, and I hope theirs was just as special.