Bossy e, Fun on the Moon, and Let's Get Acquainted

Happy Monday sweet friends! Oh my shining stars - there are only 5 Mondays left this year! EEK! How hard was it to wake up this morning? I mean seriously. If it weren't for the fuzz heads clawing at my face to take them out, I'm not sure I would ever wake up. Today went pretty quickly though, so that was good. Our schedule has been rearranged due to FCAT testing. Of course we don't give it in kindergarten, but they don't want us moving all over the building. Which is completely understandable, since my kids always choose to scream about the most ridiculous things in the hallway and humiliate me. I may or may not give them the look of death when they attempt to talk to me in the halls. Today one of my kids attempted to eat her boogers on the way to specials. I caught her in time and said, "Do not eat that, it is gross. Wait until we get there and you can use a tissue". Meanwhile, she's holding the ball of boogers in her hand. Until, the little guy in front of her turned around and said "Stop pushing me". We all know where this is going, right? Yes. She wiped her entire hand of snot down his face. He is standing their with her snot running down his forehead and I am listening to myself saying "WHY ARE YOU WIPING YOUR SNOT DOWN HIS FACE?!" This is the only job where you would find yourself saying that to another human. And the fourth graders are walking by, shaking their heads, giving me the you-poor-thing look. And all I could think was: Yes, this is my life. Now the 9 year olds are taking pity on me. I am ready for some summer my friends! Time to trade boogers for Bacardi. Can I get an amen? AMEN!
Today we started learning about Bossy e in our classroom. I made super cute bossy e and vowel clipart set and wrote a story to introduce Bossy e to the littles. They LOVED it and totally ate it up. I am working on putting a Bossy e activity pack together soon and the story will be available in there :) Here's the cover:
The story basically explains who Bossy e is and what he does. After reading the story, we completed a bossy e freebie activity from the amazing Traci over at Dragonflies in First. Click the picture below to grab it for yourself!
The kids loved reading the words and adding that mean, bossy e to each.
When we were done with this, we played a fun game called "The Magic e". I had the littles work in two teams to answer the questions. It was perfect because there were some other words that contained the digraphs the we have been learning. The kids had such a blast with this. Click below to see the game!
We also watched this ADORABLE Bossy e video. It is ridiculously cute!
The kids are doing such a great job with Bossy e already, and I have a week's worth of fun coming their way. They should be pros by Friday :)
Today we also started learning about the moon! We read one of the best stories - "On The Moon" by Anna Milbourne.
We skimmed through the first few minutes of the video below. The kids were completely engrossed with the images of the moon. When I told them that some of the craters were even bigger than our school, they were just beside themselves. I was adorable :)
Then I did a little demonstration with a flashlight, a mirror, and a globe. The students sat in a circle and we put a star on Florida on the globe. I explained that we were pretending it was nighttime where we live. I turned off all the lights. The mirror (ahem, I use that term loosely -  I forgot to bring my little mirror so we ended up using the back of an empty Capri Sun. It worked though, so that's all that matters) so anywho, the mirror was the moon, the flashlight was the sun, and the globe is our Earth.| I reiterated that the moon does not glow and does not give off any light of its own, that it just reflects the light from the sun. They were surprised to hear that :) I wish I had some pictures of this but I forgot! Sheesh! What good am I?!
Then it was time to make some moons of our own!
Each of the littles got a piece of black construction paper. They drew a large circle (the moon) in the middle of their plate.
Next it was time for the Moon goop! We used shaving cream and glue for this. I mixed it all together in a big bowl and gave each table a big scoop.
They spread it onto their moons to make it look like the moons surface, craters and all! Of course this was their favorite part! They really came out well. I'll take some pictures of them tomorrow once they have dried. They end up with the neatest texture. The glue keeps the shaving cream puffy, but it is dry to the touch. It almost feels like one of those foam bed toppers.
Tomorrow we will have more 'far out' fun!
I also wanted to show you what ended up hatching from our dinosaur eggs! They looked like turtles at first, but after they grew a bit more, you could tell they were little stegosauruses!
To see the original dinosaur post, click HERE.
And in other random news, I was craving a s'more pretty wickedly earlier. After rummaging the pantry, all I could find was graham crackers. But let me tell you - that was not going to stop me. Nothing can get in the way of a s'more craving. So I got inventive! I found a chocolate bunny and some peeps left over from Easter. And - VOILA! Easter S'mores! B-T-DUBBS, it was pretty disgusting. The sugar totally ruined it. But once again, that did not stop me. I ate it. And then made a second one. I have no shame. Don't judge me.
And now I am linking up with the ALWAYS brilliant Latoya from Flying into First Grade for her weekly "Let's Get Acquainted" Linky Party!
This week's topic is....
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor
I LOVE ice cream. It is literally one of my favorite things in the entire world. Deeeelish. This is a tough call because I have two favorites, one for the fall and one for the rest of the year.
All Year Ice Cream: Moose Tracks
Fall Ice Cream: Pumpkin Cheesecake
I am seriously craving ice cream right now. And I don't have any. It may be time to get inventive again....
Favorite Memory from College
This is going to be the most LAME memory from college ever. It was a rainy, cold day. I sat in my room, under the cozy blankets, with literally no obligations, eating an ENTIRE raspberry breakfast pastry from Publix, and an ENTIRE huge Ziploc bag of homemade chocolate chip cookies, while watching the ENTIRE first season of Desperate Housewives on DVD. I know, it is pathetic. But it was one of the best days ever. My life doesn't really allow those kind of days anymore, so I think that is what I miss the most!
Favorite Sports Team
Ew. Sports. BLECH. I guess I'll go with the family favorite, even though I DESPISE sports all together. I'm technically a St. Louis Ram's fan, though not much of one.
Favorite Fast Food Place
This is tough because I have two favorites. Right by my house there is a Chick-fil-a and a Burger King directly next to each other. Now here's the thing, I am obsessed with the fries and lemonade from Chick-fil-a, but being a vegetarian, they don't have many other options for me. And Burger King makes a mean veggie burger. So my favorite thing to do is grab my fries and lemonade from the Chick and then scooch through the BK drive through next and grab my burger (let me just say that I know how pathetic I must look, making the rounds through the local fast food joints). Best meal ever!
Wild Card (Tell anything about yourself)
I am so super starving right now after all of this food talk and am going to go make some spaghetti :) ha!
Hope your Monday was just marvelous!
Love and hugs!


  1. Wow - you have a wonderfully busy day! The activities look AWESOME! I am jealous of your only-5-Mondays-left. I have about 100. Or at least it feels like that :) We go until the 26th of June! :0

    I'm with you on the Moose Tracks! And Chick-fil-A! You just made my mouth water as well :)

    Joy in the Journey

  2. Moose Tracks looks yummy! I agree, with all this food and ice cream talk it makes you hungry!
    Conversations in Literacy

  3. Omg your post has made me so hungry! Time to make dinner! :)

    Kimberly Ann
    Live, Laugh, I love Kindergarten

  4. Great bossy e stuff! We are delving into that now in my classroom. Thanks for sharing!
    Learning With Mrs. Brinn

  5. Your blog is precisely why it doesn't matter what grade level you teach, you have to follow KB's blog!! You crack me up girl. I had to read it out loud to the bf about the boogers (he works in a school too) and he agreed- our job is the only one you'd hear that come out of anyone's mouth. And yes you can get an AMEN!!
    ideas by jivey

  6. Girrrrrrrlllllll.. I love that college memory!!! Anything that involves getting under the covers... sign me up!!!

  7. Bossy E is so funny.. every body calls it something different right? I call him "super e!!" and you have to sing it.. he saves all the vowels and lets them say their own name.... my friend calls it sneaky e.. he sneaks at the end of the word... e is very versatile...

  8. HAHA...this post was hilarious. Sometimes I wonder what's going to be said next in the classroom and hope that the person walking by to hear whatever random thing I said is not an outsider (who probably wouldn't understand why a random sentence about a booger would be appropriate at the moment!! :)

    We had spaghetti for dinner...but now I want ice cream...wonder why? LOL

    Mrs. Thigpen's Kindergarten

  9. Your moon goop looks a lot like oobleck. That looks a little cleaner though since there wasn't any food coloring involved! Love reading about all of the fun you are having with your kiddos. I am counting down the Mondays with ya girl :)
    Kickin' it in Kindergarten

  10. Moon goop and Bossy E??!! You are too cute Khrys! You make me think (only a little bit)that I wish I taught kindergarten! Thanks for making me laugh with your post!
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

  11. HOly moly you've been busy! I LOVE your moon stuff and it totally motivated me to find time to do your shaving cream/glue moon! And I LOVE making Peeps s'mores! My kiddo and I make them on the stove- haha!

    Learning With Mrs. Leeby

  12. AMEN sister!

  13. Oh My! You poor sweet sweet girl!!! Boogers in the face... Yuck! If it makes you feel better I had enough for us both this weekend in Destin for a bachelorette party. I have the scrapes and sore body to prove it. Lol. Not to mention my crab colored back from being sun burnt. Guess my skin had gotten to used to that Canadian cold weather and hated me this weekend for burning it up. To make you feel a little better- my friends were all like "dang girl, I've never seen you so pale." :( And out of your whole post I'd have to say my fav part is your "Don't Judge Me!" bah ha ha... That's my go-to saying when I'm acting a fool in public. But like you said only 5 more Mondays left... YAY! I'm hoping the rest of them are boogie-free.
    P.S. Those hatching dinos rock!!!

    Lovely Literacy and More

    1. Enough rum for the both of us that is!!! NOT boogers... Should have read before publishing. Ah!

  14. I'm your newest follower. I love the bossy e story. I have started something like that with R the robber, but it is only in the rough stages. I'm not as talented as you are in the illustration department--or probably the writing department!

    I am also having a linky party! Come on over--it has to do with the dollar!


    Anything you find, buy, make, sell, or love. One person just linked up McDonald's diet coke--so anything goes as long as it has to do with the dollar!

  15. Hahaha! Your stories always crack me up! Oh, the life of a kindergarten (or first grade) teacher.

    Your Peeps s'more looked very...interesting :-) I'm not sure I would have enjoyed it. However, I do love moose tracks and Chick Fil A!

    Hope you have a great rest of the week! I can't believe how few weeks you have left! We go until the end of June, so the end is not yet in sight.

    Compassionate Teacher

  16. O...m...g...gagging!!! That poor kid! Your stories crack me up though! This post had so many fun things in it! I want to try and squeeze dinos in this year yet and love your ideas!