I feel like it has been forever since I last posted. My sister was here visiting for a few days and we had a function at school last night.
The most unbelievable thing happened at lunch today. One of my firsties came up to the teacher table and said, "I'm sorry, I didn't mean to."
I immediately glanced at my table to see if anyone was sobbing profusely. I didn't see any tears, so I asked what he meant. All he could say was, "The table."
Confused, I walked over to the lunch table, thinking that something seemed out of place, when it hit me.
Ordinarily the lunch tables in our cafeteria look something like this (except not as new):
This is similar to what met my eyes:
I tried pushing it back into place. It wouldn't budge. One of the other first grade teachers came to help me. NOTHING.
At this point, I was beginning to worry that he had actually BROKEN the table!
I took my kids back to the classroom, had another teacher watch my class and took him to the office. I explained to my principal and she looked justifiably horrified. I then went on a custodian search.
We went into the cafeteria where a group of fourth graders were attempting to sit and eat at "The Table." He closed the table and tried to set it back up again. It looked a little like this:
Long story sort of short, my kiddo somehow was able to remove a pin in part of the table which caused it to not open properly.
So, I have a question for you. What is the most random thing that has been broken in your classroom?
On a much less stressful note, I FINALLY finished my Valentine themed Math Station Packet. In it you will find seven station activities:
-Friendly Fact Families
-Perfect Place Value
-Sweet Shape Sort
You can download the Sweet Shape Sort activity for free in the preview section. CLICK HERE to check it out!