Wednesday, September 10, 2008

News you can use

Just kidding. I thought that might make everyone sit up and listen, though. Its not that I have too much exciting news for anyone. I did decide on my classroom rules, finally. Its HARD to come up with something, to make up my mind. Thank you to all who tried to help. Here's what I came up with:

Mrs. Emerson's 3rd Grade Classroom Rules

1.We are respectful of ourselves and others.
2.We raise our hand before we speak during a classroom lesson.
3.We keep our hands to ourselves.
4.We follow directions.
5.We keep our room neat and clean.
6.We always do our best.

I don't know.... I will probably change them as I go along. I think I need to get into a classroom and start noticing how the teacher manages the class room. Then I will get a better idea of what kinds of classroom rules I want to subscribe to.

So, Kate and the boys came over today. We were planning on going to the park, but it started to rain (finally) and so they came and hung out at "Mimi's House." Not like there is anything terribly exciting at my house. The fish occupied them for a little while. Then the big green exercise ball. But there's just not any toys here. I guess we need to change that, huh.

Anyways, there is nothing too exciting going on here. Except that we have a date for our bikes to come in. They should be in on Friday, and ready by next Wednesday. Matt and I are so excited to finally take them out for a test ride. I think Matt's going to take a day off work and since I don't have class on Fridays, we'll go somewhere cool on our bikes. We were thinking of the B&O towpath, or the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Either one would be ridiculously cool. So we're not sure what we want to do. I hope the weather cooperates. We haven't had a rainy day all year, and then today it hasn't quit sprinkling. Oh, well. We need the rain. I don't know if anyone pays attention to the Great Dismal Swamp, but there was a fire started in June and it hasn't quit burning yet. Years of drought-like conditions and fuel like peat moss (which is like coal and burns forever) have made it hard to put this fire out. They were hoping that Hanna would drop some rain on it and put it out, but I think they got about an inch and a half of rain. It was a disappointment, that is for sure.

Ok, well, it is just about lunch time, and I need to do a little more homework. Make sure you all check out the "Cake Wrecks" blog. That thing is hilarious. I go there when I need a good laugh.


  1. Pam, I'm glad you came up with some rules. Maybe that's what I need to do with my boys..."here are some rules for you to follow." I just have a hard time being consistent. Oh well, I'm sure they will survive. Have fun on your bike ride.

  2. it was fun today, wasn't it? it was good to get out of the house. when parker called his "mamaw" this afternoon, he told her all about going to mimi's house and playing with the bunny. she had no clue what he was talking about. :)