Wednesday, April 24, 2013

[teach] If I Was On A Cruise Ship...

When I returned to school after the cruise, the kiddos were so excited to see me: they were full of hugs to give me and had big smiles to share! One of the many reasons I love teaching Kindergarten... They were so excited to hear all about my trip. They couldn't believe I was able to eat pizza and ice cream all day, along with watching movies on a huge screen!

To connect my trip to their level (and after I had talked about my trip with them), I asked them what they would do if they took a cruise ship vacation. Their responses were so adorable, I just had to share: enjoy!

"If I was on a cruise ship I drive the cruise ship."
[this student's aunt was on the Carnival Triumph: the ship that was a nightmare a few months ago... he was very excited to be able to help the captain!!! ha!]

"I like to look at the ship."

"I like to eat pizza"
 [love his detail of the people on the top deck with pizza slices in their hands!]

"I like to ride the boat."

I like incorporating parts of my life into my teaching because I feel like it makes a connection between my students and myself. They love hearing about "Mr. Johnson", our pups Chloe and Oliver, and all of our trips/vacations we go on. They were so excited to draw a huge cruise ship and they loved seeing pictures of my vacation too! Teachers: do you incorporate parts of your life into your teaching? How do you make personal connections with your students.

Happy Wednesday!

"The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail." Isaiah 58:11


  1. visiting from for lauren and lauren...and now following :) i am currently teaching second grade and i was literally just telling my husband how i wanted to write a post about the random funny things my kids say/write. kindergarten would be my DREAM to teach!! so fun.

  2. what a fun idea! love their sentences!

  3. That is one of the things I love about my job too! When I have been gone, the kids get SO excited to see me and literally almost knock me over with hugs. They make me feel like a celebrity! lol I am jealous you got to go on a cruise, and I love the kids answers! So cute and fun!


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