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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Sixth Grade Funnies

I have been splitting my time lately between an ELD Fourth Grade class and a Sixth Grade Science Class. Now while I am enjoying teaching both... I LOVE SIXTH GRADE!

My mentor is "high energy" or as her students say "insane." BUT you have to love her. She is just so cute and fun! Plus I have never had so much fun in Science. Shhhh! Don't tell but science is on my short list of boring subjects. Until now...

Anyways... tomorrow is Monday and I am so excited! How can anyone be excited about a Monday? Well.. its easy in Sixth Grade. Starting the first week of March, the countdown for AIMS (our standardized testing) begins. In addition, Spring Break is thrown in there just to mess with the teacher's mind and to keep things interesting.

So how does one deal with the insanity? By starting the Monday Funny Video tradition! Every Monday from now until the end of AIMS, she plays a funny video just because. Here is last week's:


Its only 25 seconds so she played it twice. We were all laughing so hard. My favorite part of the day is when the social studies teacher came down the hall and said "what does a screaming goat have to do with science?" And my mentor answered "nothing! Its just funny."

Have you ever seen a bunch of sixth graders walking down the hall and randomly screaming like a goat? Oh my! It still makes me laugh! And the laughs didn't end on Monday either! It kept going all week long. The students found more goat videos and shared them with each other on Schoology.

It was amazing how much more relaxed and how much we got accomplished in 45 minutes when everyone was relaxed. Wanna know what we are watching this week??


We are classifying animals and this one was suggested by our students for this week's video. Plus, they are working on cause and effect in Language Arts. This is a great tie in and funny too!

How do you mange the insanity leading up to Spring Break and Standardized Testing?

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6 Comments:

At March 10, 2013 at 5:14 PM , Blogger Amber said...

Where does she get her videos? Is there a list somewhere? I'd definitely be interested!

Amber
Sparkles, Smiles, and Successful Students

 
At March 10, 2013 at 5:43 PM , Blogger Ms. O said...

That goat one just made my evening. Seriously.

 
At March 11, 2013 at 10:41 PM , Blogger Shannon said...

I just snorted out loud! Glad nobody is home with me right now. :) The animal one was hilarious!

Shannon
http://www.irunreadteach.wordpress.com

 
At March 12, 2013 at 10:22 PM , Blogger Miss Foote said...

I love videos because the laughter gets my kids woken up...we start so early. Check out "Riding on a Pig Baby Monkey" hilarious video...although the song won't leave your head.

Laurie
Chickadee Jubilee

 
At March 13, 2013 at 2:06 AM , Blogger Sue Cahalane said...

Hi Misty! I love the animals & fast food video! So funny & one I will definitely be sharing with my students!

✿Sue✿
Science for Kids Blog

 
At March 23, 2013 at 12:57 PM , Blogger Kim said...

Sixth grade is the best, sixth grade is the best... Keep repeating...

Love that goat video!

:)
Kim
Finding JOY in 6th Grade

 

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