Thursday, September 20, 2012

Have a Laugh, Enjoy Some Birds, and Some Seasons

Laughing is one of my most favorite things and last night my roommate introduced me to the world of Justin Timberlake Does Things.  Pictures of J.T. doing normal things with captions that make them extraordinary.  For example,
Justin Timberlake makes his golf clubs kiss.
Cardboard Sliding...
This next part is for my friend Jenny, over at Owl Things First.  She is a fabulous teacher/blogger and she also LOVES birding.  Now she has another reason to visit Oregon....In Portland we have an elementary school with a  chimney.  Thousands of Swifts are migrating South, and on the way they stop to roost for the night in the chimney at Chapman elementary.  Apparently they have been returning to this chimney since 1980!  So people flock to the school grounds and neighboring park with picnics and wait to watch.  My friend even said that hawks show up and chase the swifts through the sky.  So cool..and kids entertain themselves by sliding down the hills on pieces of cardboard.  Click here for more info.  So cool and yet SO Portland:-)
They all go into the from weather....and falcons and hawks.
And finally a little bit from the classroom.  This week we started learning about seasons.  Just to start, I played a little bit of The Four Seasons, by Vivaldi.  While the music played we drew images that would be appropriate for each season.  They already know quite a bit, apparently.
Happy Thursday,


  1. I'm so glad I'm the first to comment on this post!! I would love to be here for this...Next year? I'll call it professional development and spend a week in your classroom...We'll laugh ourselves silly singing I Love to Laugh!!

  2. That's so cool! I love that everyone comes out with their folding chairs.
    Listening to Vivaldi first is brilliant!
    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers

  3. I can't say I know what a swift is. I almost thought they were bats when I first saw the picture. Glad they're not!

  4. We use to go watch the swifts every year before we had Brenden.