One of the things I miss most about working in a first grade classroom is the arts and crafts projects. There’s nothing quite like a child’s piece of artwork to bring a smile to the face of a teacher or parent. Whether we were celebrating a holiday like Halloween or Christmas or creating a memorable display for Veteran’s Day or President’s Day, arts and crafts creations were wildly popular with the kids. We traced, colored, cut and glued our way through the entire school year and had a…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on February 6, 2013 at 9:40am — No Comments
When I was a little girl in Pittsburgh, jumping rope was one of my favorite things to do outside, aside from riding my bicycle. If I wasn’t allowed to leave the yard, I could jump rope. If nobody was allowed to come outside and play, I could jump rope. It was easy and it was cheap.
During recess, there were several girls who had perfected the art of “double dutch” jumping. This involved 2 girls, each holding the end of a jump rope in each hand, and at least 1 (sometimes 2) girls…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on February 4, 2013 at 9:31am — No Comments