Today was without a doubt the highlight of my teaching career thus far. Pat Quinn, the governor of Illinois, came to visit my school to promote the Illinois School Breakfast Challenge. He, along with several local news crews joined my students for breakfast in our classroom. He talked to the kids about the importance of eating a nutritious breakfast and working hard in school. He also asked for their help in promoting this program to other schools in the state, which my students happily accepted. They also had a chance to ask him all sorts of questions, which they really enjoyed. We even made it on the local Chicago news! I’m sure my kiddos will remember this day for the rest of their lives, as will I.
Here’s a picture from today. I’m the one circled in red looking like a Nervous Nellie.;)
Now for my Halloween freebie. I’m sure you’ve seen this one before, but here’s my version of putting overused words to rest.
I included the gravestone, flower template, and a handout for the kids to keep as a mini thesaurus. Enjoy!