Saturday, June 4, 2011

Are you reading my new blog?

Sunday, March 6, 2011


Posted a recipe on my new blog. Go check it out!

Friday, March 4, 2011

New Blog!

Check out my new blog! Still a work in progress, but I will be posting there from now on.

What does an extremely organized teacher do with an extremely disorganized class?

Take away all their freedom!



After countless arguments over lost papers, lost pencils, my peronal property and school books gone missing, and using the inside of a desk as a trash can for pencil shavings that is what it has come to. I turned around all student desks so that they cannot access them at all. All student folders are in these crates, which ONE table captain will be allowed to access. On my honor, I WILL teach these kids some organization skills!!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Guess Who Just Finished Running Their First Half-Marathon?!

NOT ME! :-)

Brian and his brother, Brett, ran a half-marathon in the Cowtown this morning. They did a great job and we are so proud of them!

Before heading out

Mile 8

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Conversations of a Third Grade Classroom

I'm sure some of you moms can relate to the few times of laughter and then those times of wanting to rip your hair out and run out of the room screaming. :-) I would like to say that this is all in one week, four days, actually!

"Earth is a planet? I thought it was just...Earth!" (This is after two weeks of talking about the solar system)

"Mrs. Cox, when people take a hot shower do they shrink, or is that just clothes?"

Student: "Is 20x24 = 24?"
Me: I draw groups to show 20 groups of 24 in each group and proceed to ask if there is 24 in ONE group, would that make sense?
Student: "No, because 2+2=4 and 4+4=8."
Me: Blank stare....

Mrs. Cox: "Did you JUST put your hands on another student?!"
Student: "NO, I USED MY ELBOW!"

Question: Name the solid figure.
Me: (Talking through math strategies on how to locate important words/information to solve the problem) What are we going to do here? Add? Subtract? Multiply? Divide? (Hoping they'll see through me and realize it has nothing to do with the question)
Student: Divide!
Me: (thinking) Kill me now.

Student: "Mercury, Venus, Erf, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Urine, Neptune..."

And my freak out question of the day... How in the WORLD am I going to get students to pass the TAKS test when they will not even look at the paper when we are working in a small group of SIX?!!?!?!?!?!?

Sunday, February 20, 2011

February Fun

This last week was a great week. I was so thankful for the beautiful weather and just so glad to be a on the upside of things. The last few months have been extremely stressful and rough, but this last week was just great!

We had a social on Tuesday the 15th away from school. It was nice to get away and hang out. Any socials AT school seem to add to stress because you're constantly thinking, "I need to be in my room. I have this and this and this I could be doing." Being away from school was such a relief! We went bowling, and it was so fun!

Last night Brian and I went to my friend's wedding. She was my college roommate and maid of honor. Such a BEAUTIFUL wedding! Wow! It was nice to see her (since she now works and lives in Washington D.C.) and catch up with our friend Aaron. Fun times!