LOVED IT! Brilliant! After all, how on earth can little ones not be inspired to write after hanging upside down and all around on the MONKEY BARS??? Especially if your teacher is busy saying "freeze!" to try and get a snapshot?
Before starting our writing piece, we brainstormed why third grade was serious business. Homework almost every night, responsiblities of filling out assingment notebooks, learning new material- I mean, come on...no time for any monkey business here!
Before I took my class outside for their picture, I had them practice their pose at recess earlier that day. They perfected their pose, that's for sure!
One of my students asked me if I was going to get hang on the monkey bars and very kindly volunteered to take MY picture. Thanks, but no thanks. :)
Because, I am the one who should be serious about teaching, right?
Don't monkey around. We're serious about school. I always bring my homework home. I always don't talk when the teacher is talking. (We know what he means!) I do my classroom promise. I do my serious business. I sign my assignment notebook. And the star folder. We did a teacher test. School homeowrk is serious business. It's fun in 3rd grade!
I think the parents really got a kick out of reading these! I had their pictures on display for Parent Night.
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Now, it's time for ME to get serious and finish some school work so that I can enjoy the finale of Big Brother! Now that Jordan and Jeff are gone, I can't say I care who wins! :)