- trying to explain to 9 year olds that people from Holland, or the Netherlands, are called Dutch only for them to ask me if they were from Asia.
- students asking if the 13 colonies were real or you know, just a story that is in our history book.
-questions whether the English (who colonized Jamestown and Roanoke) spoke our language: American
-whether i had any indentured servants presently working for me.
- thoughts that the most important thing that you would need to bring with you on your two month journey to the New World in 1606 should include your cell phone and lip gloss.
Tomorrow: deciphering the Mayflower Compact into common terms and why the document established the first democratic government of the colonies. Oh my, who knows what will be said.
From a student:
I have enjoyed your classroom teaching. You are smart and very intelligent and if I stay in class along long long time your intelligence will rub off on me and the rest of my peers in my classroom.I enjoy learning about the Aztec, Woodland, Shawnee, and etc.So I would just like say ”Thank You”! so very much. So bye and have a great winter break. Happy Holidays!!
I picked up my free IPad, went shopping and loaded up on free teacher things, threw a barbecue, and spent some time with a person I truly care about.
Now it’s Monday, 6:45 AM, and i’m sitting at my dining room table eating 3 day old leftover Thai food for breakfast.
Back to reality.
Bring it on another week of 4th grade.