Happy Tuesday! I appreciate that my principal understands I have a billion things to do…so she kept us for an hour and a half faculty meeting. And I learned?? Umm…I learned….ummm….I learned that at 8:30 on Friday the mascot from the Tennessee Titans football team is coming to our school for an assembly. Um, Mr. Greg has a huge phobia of people in costumes. Do you know how hard this will be?? Kindergarten always sits in front so that mascot will be close to me. I quit. I can’t do it. I won’t go. Several years ago, the wives of the local NHL team came to our school…(um, wives of pro sports stars=NOT HIGH CLASS! Seriously, I am convicted these women rolled out of bed and showed up at school. I was a bit scared!) Anyway…the team mascot came in my room and proceeds to grab me and hug me. Yeah I don’t think so. The kids loved it. I did not. Can you say out of my comfort zone? Another time, Ronald McDonald came and the kids wanted a class picture with said clown. I agreed thinking I would sit far away from clown man. Yeah, Ronald sat behind me and put his hands on my shoulder. Seriously, why must my principal and costumed people torture me so? I am such a nice guy…I don’t deserve such treatment. Stay tuned for details of my encounter with this costumed person Friday!
Today I used two new iPad apps with my monsters during center time. They were a hit!
The first one I used was Monkey Math! Monkey math covers a lot of math skills such as sequencing, counting, number recognition, adding and subtracting and more. What I loved about this app was that the skills are all mixed together in a fun and engaging way! My kids loved it! The monkey even tells the kids they’re doing a great job. One of my monsters was so excited every time the monkey encouraged her! Check out Monkey Math!