Friday, December 28, 2012

The Bob Phenomenon or What About Bob?

I have been noticing a trend in 5th grade for years now. I wonder, does anyone else see this happening in their room year after year? Do you see your kids having an unhealthy obsession with...Bob?

Not that Bob! But, while we are on the subject, isn't this a great movie!? Roses are red, violets are blue, I'm a schizophrenic and so am I. HA!

"What Bob?" you ask with eyebrows scrunched. Yes, my bloggy friends, Bob. Each year it starts with one little whippersnapper who thinks, naively that, in fact, they are the first inventor of "Bob." 

Once it was an empty desk that spurred the "Bob Phenomenon" or hereafter referred to as "the BP".  A student was on my role at the beginning of the year. The desk was all ready for him, nametag and all, and then the kid never showed. I hoarded the desk thinking that I would need it later. I also never removed the tag. The kids started chastising anyone who used the desk, saying that the visitor, principal, parent, or whoever was using the desk, was sitting on Bob. They left a space for him in line even! Bob were they disappointed when that kid finally showed up in February and claimed Bob's desk which had been labeled "Colton" for months!

Another year Bob showed up in stick figure cartoons. That kid also said that he was the first to make those kind of cartoons too. That's a whole other 5th grade phenomenon!

Yet another year Bob was the cool nickname for your friends. We had variations like Billy Bob and Joe Bob and Bobby Joe and Kaylee Bob and Silly Bob. Too many to count. 

This year Bob has showed up again. The BP is in it's infancy. Too early to tell what Bobness I am in store for. I will look on, quietly logging stories to embarrass this class with when they are high school seniors. 

Do you notice the BP with your class. Is this just a 5th grade thing? 

I would love to hear from you about your own BP/weird kid behavior. 

And I leave you with an awesome quote from What About Bob?

You think he's gone? He's not gone. That's the whole point! He's never gone! -Dr. Leo Marvin (Richard Dreyfuss)

Toodles from your Teacher Friend, 

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Bad News:(

Okay Bloggy Friends, I need your help.

I got a text today that one of my students has a brain tumor! I won't go into detail out of respect for the family's privacy, but I am asking for you to send up as many prayers that you can muster. She has surgery tomorrow morning.

Raise her up!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

December Currently

Here is my December Currently...this time at the beginning of the month, instead of barely making it at all. Hey, maybe I am getting the hang of this bloggy thing! I am linking up with Farley at Oh' Boy 4th Grade. Check it out:)

A couple of notes and elaborations:
  • I love the look of this Currently. Farley, how do you do this?! They are all adorable, but this one really got me in the holiday spirit.
  • I am not a sports fan, as you can probably tell. The hubs and all of our friends are in this really intense Fantasy Football league. After one year of lackluster enthusiasm  understanding, and participation, I was not invited to play again. Oh well! I have more time to blog:)
  • Is anyone else the biggest procrastinator when it comes to shopping. I aspire to be one of those people who is completely done in July.
  • I am super excited to learn more about Marzano and our new observation tool. Our district just adopted iObservation. It is an observation tool based on Robert Marzano's research. I {heart} data, so I am stoked. It is a good thing that I trust those kiddos though. I know that last year, I would have been stressed to the max to be out for three days right before Christmas. 
  • The tree was supposed to go up today. That is a goal for this week. 
  • I can't believe my little snowflake is about to turn 2! Oh Emm Gee! She is officially a litttle girl. Baby no more. I am happy and sad. 
  • I can't wait for some RAK fun with my class. Any suggestions for things to do around school?

That turned out to be more than a couple of notes. Thanks for stopping by:)

Your Teacher Friend,