The story problem asked how many pieces of candy each child had, and the student wrote ''30 pieces of candy has each child.'' I imagine 30 gigantic pieces of candy with arms and legs running down the street after a little kid!! lol
A student wrote in her writing journal about how she has the best teacher in the whole world. She went on to describe how much she has learned this year and how much fun she has had. The only problem was that she spelled best ''B E A S T''. So I am the beast teacher ever. lol
Some of my favorite antonyms today:
A girl was brainstorming an antonym for different foods, and when I said ''What about ketchup?'' she said, ''Mayonnaise!!'' That's a classic tico opposite for you that they put on everything (actually probably more like synonyms since ketchup and mayo go on together!)... I was thinking mustard, the classic gringo condiment that goes with ketchup.
A boy was brainstorming antonyms to add to our ''graffiti wall'' and his first response was, ''Reading and playing!!'' I have worked very hard to encourage him in his reading this year, so I wasn't sure if I should laugh or cry!!
And the crater! You can see smoke (or vapor?) coming out.
We started off the day strong with a hike to the waterfall.
I held the waterfall in my hand!! Well... not really :).
Wes swimming under the life-sized waterfall.
And tile ''water beds'' if you wanted to take a nap in the hot water.
See the red dots?? That's proof that we saw lava!! :)
The best part about this day was that we paid a $40 tour price for the hot springs, a guided tour of the rainforest, volcano-watching, and an amazing buffet dinner. Now that's what I call a deal!
''Miss Siscoe, I was just running with my lollipop in my hand and I tripped and fell!'' (in response to why her eye was red and watering and puffy)
''Miss Siscoe, cuándo vamos a comer el snack?'' ''Let's practice our English.'' ''Oh yeah, when are we going to eat snack?''
''Miss Siscoe, do we have to practice division today?'' ''Yes, no option.''
''Miss Siscoe, he has great reading expression.''
''Miss Siscoe, you look pretty today.''
''Miss Siscoe, you are going to another school?'' ''Yes, and you should come with me!''
''Miss Siscoe, can we play 'A Sailor Went to Sea Sea Sea'?''
''Miss Siscoe, when are you going to get married?''
''Miss Siscoe, what am I supposed to do?'' ''I just explained it, and I do not repeat myself.''
''Miss Siscoe, can I have a hug?''
''Miss Siscoe, is my grade good?''
''Miss Siscoe, my dad says he wants to see my spelling grade.''
I think I will change my name for tomorrow and not tell anyone what it is!
2. I got another teaching job!!! I was looking both here in Costa Rica and in the Chicago area, and I was offered a position as a 5th grade teacher at Lighthouse International School here in San José, so I have decided to stay another year to continue growing as a professional teacher (gaining lots of experience teaching English as a Foreign Language!) and growing as a Spanish speaker. On the sad side, I'm sorry to the many people who were hoping I would be back Stateside this next year. On the happy side, that means YOU have another year to visit me (yes, you!! :)).
3. Fourth grade is back in full swing this week. Long division, parts of speech, fluent reading, suffixes, prefixes, the atmosphere, and the Panama Canal are only a few topics we are currently studying. To come!! a science fair! art classes every Friday! more blog posts (http://miss-siscoes-fourth-graders.blogspot.com/)!! So stay posted :)
4, The Costa Rican President will be inaugarated this Friday, May 7th!
5. We're going to the beach again... tomorrow with Wes! More later...