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Saturday, March 16, 2013

BIG PLANS- Police Officer

I am very excited to bring you this segment of BIG PLANS today! Since the beginning of the year, my class has wanted to interview a police officer- and we finally did!

Sergeant Jones is an officer with the Chattanooga Police Dept. He specifically works with the SWAT team.

Sergeant Jones originally came to read to my class during Dr. Seuss week, but we were in the middle of Boot Camp for TCAP. He was nice enough to agree to coming back later in the day for my students to get their interviews! So, here we go!!

  2. What are some specific classes or skills you had to work on?
Part 1

 Part 2

5. What specific position do you hold in your company/ job?


  7. What is the starting salary for your profession?

Here are the pictures of the class wearing the equipment that was shown to them in question 4. 
My students had a blast!

Thank you Sergeant Jones for coming in and spending time with General Delk's Army! 
You made our day!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

BIG PLANS- Program Director J103

Today's BIG PLANS segment is brought to you by Mr. Justin Wade! Remember Mr. Wade? He came to read to my class during Dr. Seuss week! He was visiting us from J103's radio station. This is the second person from J103 who has been available for an interview What a great company!

Thank you, Mr. Wade for being so awesome!  You're welcome back anytime!


Thursday, March 7, 2013

Dr. Seuss- I'm not going to get up today

What was I saying (in a previous post) about random strangers coming and reading to my class? Meeting new friends is what Dr. Seuss week is all about! For example- we found this happy high school student from Grace Baptist in the hallway just looking for a class to read to. Well we didn't want her to feel unloved and unappreciated, so we grabbed her! (She was a very good sport about the whole thing) :)

She did an amazing job with the kids. I foresee teaching in her future! Or a job in communications... anything that involves people skills.

Dr. Seuss- Hunches in Bunches

Brought to you by Mr. Russell, who loves CHES so much that he was willing to come by during his planning time to read to my class! Thank you, Mr. Russell!

Dr. Seuss- Oh the Thinks You Can Think!

Brought to you by Mr. Moore! Yea for Dr. Seuss week!

Dr. Seuss- Daisy Head Maisy

It's Dr. Seuss week this week and you know what that means- random strangers coming to read to us! Luckily for us, we have a wide selection of readers who also don't mind being videoed! Our first reader was none other that the production manager for J103 radio station, Mr. Justin Wade. (Thanks to Mrs. Ritchey for pulling her connections!)

Here's Mr. Wade reading Daisy Head Maisy to us!

And since no one can come into our room without being interviewed, you can see Mr. Wade's BIG PLANS interview this Saturday!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Sharing the love of reading

Today General Delks' Army was asked to join Mrs. Watts' class during their reading time. As it turns out, Watts' kindergarten class has been practicing their writing and publishing skills. They had all written 2 books: one about shapes and the other about what they do to get ready everyday. They were so excited to get to share their books with "big kids", and we were excited to get out of our room!

Before we left our room, we talked about being good helpers and supporters of the little ones.  We were to be encouraging and interested in what they had to share. (even if that meant faking it) I made sure we all had stickers to share with our little readers to say thank you for sharing their books with us.

 Here's my partner- isn't he a cutie?

We even had our high school visitor come with us!

 Giving a sticker

My students were encouraged to read with as many partners as they had stickers- and we had a lot of stickers! Thank you, Mrs. Watts' class for inviting us to share in your reading time!