Monday, January 30, 2012

Would You Care for a Pair of Pears?

Hi friends!

How was your Monday? Mine was pretty good! Less stressful than a normal Monday, so I feel good about that. :)

I have had this idea brewing in my mind for about a month now, and on Mondays I have about 2.5 hours of uninterrupted time with the kids, so it finally came to fruition today!

Around Christmas, we learned about homonyms in second grade. The first graders overheard the lessons and since then I think I've heard someone come up with a homonym pair every day. I even heard one in Spanish - adiĆ³s like goodbye, and a Dios, like to God!

So today, we brainstormed tons of homonym pairs and then got to work illustrating them!

Roll like bread, and roll like rolling a bowling ball!
Horse like an animal, and hoarse like when your throat is sore! This illustration is based on a true story.... you may be able to see that this illustrated person is "tossing its cookies", so to speak. We had a vomiting incident at Mass on Friday... yeah...
I even made the pear template into a PDF for you if you want to do this activity too!!! This is the first thing I am sharing and even though it is really nothing major, I am psyched. Click on the little preview to go!

And lastly, holy moly, I was tagged in question things four times. So I will just add my answers to the bottom of my posts for the next 4 days!! :) I'm not going to share 12 things about me because I think I have already shared like 24 things about me and I can't think of any more random trivia!! Sorry!

First, Chrissy's questions from Buzzing with Ms. B!

Buzzing with Ms. B Button

  1. What is the best part of teaching? I think the best part of teaching is that I have a fun job and I get to spend like 6 hours a day with hilarious little kids. I also love when they learn something TOTALLY new to them and they feel so smart!!
  2. What's your favorite holiday? Hmmm... I think Christmas. I like seeing my fam and it's fun to give and get presents. Today we listened to Silent Night in my class because our Religion lesson today was The First Christmas, haha.
  3. Who is your best friend and why? Besides my boyfriend... my best friend's name is Nicole! She and I met at Bradley and then we both transferred to NIU and graduated from there. We were roommates for two years and really we were great together! We had a lot of fun. Now that we are grown-ups, she is always there for me even though she is in the western suburbs, 90 minutes away!
  4. What did you want to be when you were a kid? In Kindergarten, I wanted to be a ballerina. Since then I've wanted to be a teacher. :)
  5. What's your favorite outfit? I really love wearing leggings but I hardly do... so I will say this teal sweater dress things I have and my black leggings and boots!!
  6. What's your favorite breakfast? I love sausage burritos from McDonald's, but I also love when my boyfriend makes me scrambled eggs with cheese or a cheese omelet! Yum, eggs and cheese.
  7. What's your favorite TV show of all time? I love Seinfeld! I also love The Office and lately I have been getting into 30 Rock.
  8. What weird habit or behavior did you have as a kid? I am a big explainer/justifier... I will try to explain away everything. As a kid, I would make up stories for things I didn't understand. For example, I told myself that stoplights took so long to change because there were little men under the street who had strings they would pull to change the lights. The strings were really heavy so it would take forever to pull them all the way down; that's why you had to wait so long. I have a good imagination.
  9. Siblings? How many? I have two half-brothers and a half-sister, and then one regular brother. My dad was married before and my half-siblings are 20ish years older than me. My brother is two years younger than me.
  10. Beatles or Elvis? I will say Beatles. My boyfriend's fam is in love with them.
  11. Beach or mountains? I live near neither. I've never been to the mountains and I guess I don't really care to, so the beach!!
  12. What's the BEST trip you've ever taken? I went to a few weddings of my cousins' in the San Diego area and it made me want to marry California. I also went to visit a friend of mine in New York City and I loved it there too!! 
Ay yi yi. One set down, three to go! By the end, you will know way too much about me. :)


  1. I was finally able to read and saw that you have already been tagged! I tagged you too over at Baking Crafting Teaching, so feel free to check it out, but no pressure!

  2. Thanks for the freebie! :) I love The Office too, well Seasons 1-3 anyways. :)
    Stories From Second

  3. I have a funny story to tell you about the words role and roll...:
    In eighth grade I wrote a paper on Abraham Lincoln :) and in that paper I wrote "he played a big roll..." and when my friend was proofing it she told me I used the wrong one and I could not stop laughing cause all I could imagine was Abraham Lincoln as a giant bread roll...hahaha :)

  4. This is way cute! Isn't San Diego ridiculous?! I loved it!
    Rowdy in First Grade

  5. So cute!! Love the pears :)

    I went to college in San Diego. I wish I could marry it too ;)

    Teaching in Room 6

  6. Love the pears-I am SO doing that with my students. Thanks!

  7. The pears are GREAT!!!!! So cute!!!
    I could live in San Diego. I love the weather, the people, the sights, the surroundings, etc. I get it.
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher


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