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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Do you think I'm too casual?

 

One of my students loves to use my first name whenever he writes about me. A few times, I've heard him refer to me as Lori. My sister works in the same school and I asked him to take something to her. I heard him ask another child, "Do you want to come with me to take this to Lori's sister, Robin?" I laughed so hard. Is it possible that I'm just too casual?

Today was my last day of school. I have one more planning day and that's it. This week, my first graders were working on an end of the year activity that I created. It's a newspaper article. First, they interviewed each other by asking questions from the interview sheet.



There's that Lori Rosenberg again!

Then, they transferred the information to the newspaper.

They really enjoyed being a reporter and interviewing a friend. This was a fun activity and it allowed me to get a lot of packing done because they were so engaged. In addition, there are also grammar and writing activities, too! And a memory book!

If you would like to check it out, just click here for more information.


25 comments:

  1. I thought your design was new. It's cute stuff. Your newspaper activity is pretty cute too.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

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  2. Love, love, love the new design! It's so colorful and cheerful! :)

    Sugar and Spice

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  3. That newspaper idea is wonderful! I'm on my second day of summer vacation but I MUST go check out your packet for next year!! Congratulations on making it a top seller. Hard work is always rewarded!

    Brittany
    Secondgradesweets.blogspot.com
    Kielarbn@pba.edu

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  4. Love the new design! This newspaper activity looks great :)
    Elizabeth
    Fun in Room 4B

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  5. Thanks so much! I couldn't be happier with my blog design! The only thing I can't do now is reply to specific comments. I used to be able to click reply under someone's name and now I don't have that option.

    Lori (luvyorkies@gmail.com)
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

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  6. Lori, I think it comes with working at the same school as your sister. They hear all of use using your first name to differentiate you two and then they do it. I catch my kids calling me C. Mrakovich or Cara sometimes, because they hear my husband's name. Haha!

    Cara
    The Teacher's Backpack

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  7. I love your new design Lori! My students figured out my first name and they think it's so funny that they know it. They'll say, "I know your name. It's Sarah" (in a total whisper voice). Ha!
    Sarah
    Sarah's First Grade Snippets

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  8. Your new blog design is just as adorable as this writing activity! We wear nametags with our first and last names so....once one of them reads it, they all know your first name, lol! I tell them its ok to know my name just so long as they don't call me by it {tsk, tsk}...:-)

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  9. I love your new design, Lori. And congratulations on 500, that's fantastic!!


    Learning With Susie Q

    susieqsclass@gmail.com

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  10. I had a little boy this year whose step mom and I share the same first name. And he'd always come up to me and say "Hey Stephanie...I mean, Mrs. Stewart" But he had no idea and it always made me laugh. You new design is adorable, I love the colors!

    ❤-Stephanie
    Falling Into First

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  11. I taught my own son this year in a kindergarten pull-out. He always called me "mommy" in the classroom and in the hallways. Several other kiddos started to call me "mommy" as well. It was precious!

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  12. I taught the child of another teacher last year and whenever he would see her in the hall he would say "Hi Ms. Smith". I just thought it was so funny-what they come up with. At least your kiddos know you have a 1st name-mine think my 1st name is "Miss"! :)

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  13. How exciting. 500 followers is great :) I adore the new design. I would soooo much rather some of the kiddos call me by my first name Heidi than screw up my last name Dickey or even shorten it to something not so pleasant...and yes that has happened at the 1st grade level. Oy. Haha

    Heidi
    My (Not So) Elementary Life

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  14. Miss Trayers I have little ones think my first name was Mrs. before. That took some explaining to do haha.

    Heidi
    My (Not So) Elementary Life

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  15. I had a student this year who apparently learned my name from a visitor and randomly started calling me Greg Smedley. This was all day, everyday. He gave up Mr. Smedley and used Greg Smedley. Interestingly, no other student ever copied him! I also had a student one year get upset if I didn't respond to him fast enough and he would yell, GREG!

    Love the new design!

    Greg
    Smedley's Smorgasboard of Kindergarten

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  16. Thanks so much for the wonderfully warm comments about my new blog. And, for the funny stories about your first and last names. I love knowing that I'm not the only casual teacher out there!

    Lori (luvyorkies@gmail.com)
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

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  17. I am your newest follower! We have the exact same blog!!! Check me out @
    Third Grade Love

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  18. That is too funny, Darleen! We have super good taste!

    Lori (luvyorkies@gmail.com)
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

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  19. Love your very cute blog. Good story. I used to teach my daughter when she was three, and when day she looked at me and said, "Are you Mrs. Sielaff???!!!" Like, "who are these kids always talking about?! You're Mom, not Mrs. Sielaff."

    I'm your newest follower, by the way.
    Ann
    The Caffeinated Classroom

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  20. Very cute story, Ann! Thanks for sharing it! I am now following your blog, too!

    Lori (luvyorkies@gmail.com)
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

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  21. That is too cute that he includes your first name in his writing! I love how fascinated my second graders are when they first learn my real name. My first teaching job was in a Montessori school, so all of the students called me by my first name... it was strange at first, but it grew on me!

    PS: Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am catching up on your old posts right now :)

    Kate
    EduKate and Inspire

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