Monday, February 13, 2012

A Misconception of Words

We have some of the greatest friends that have three children. The two girls are 19 & 16 years old and the son is only six years old. Being very kindhearted girls, they volunteered to keep their little brother while mom and dad went out for dinner and to buy groceries (sounds like a typical date night of a married couple, right?). The three were lying on the bed watching a movie and tickling each other like crazy! Each time one of the girls would tickle their little brother, he would make a very wrinkled face that appeared to be in some discomfort. One of the girls laughed and said, "Don't do that anymore you look constipated!" The innocent six year old burst out laughing, stopped and got dead serious and said, "Wait! That means ferocious, right?" LOL

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Local New Personality Visits Our Sixth Graders

At my school, AHS, there are three sixth grade units. We each teach our students language arts in the mornings. At mid-day we go to lunch and when we come back, I teach math for the remainder of the day to all three sixth grade classes (in rotation of course! Not all at once). In trying to make the school day less humdrum for our students, I contacted a local weatherman and asked him to come visit our students. I thought they would love it!
The first question he asked was, "Who is interested in meteorology?" ONE student raised her hand. However, as we went through the presentation, it got more interesting for the students. He spoke about the recent tornado outbreak in Alabama....April 27th....was the worst in national history according to the information we heard during his presentation! I will post more about this later!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is right around the corner! Do you have a fun day of activities planned for your students? If you need some ideas visit my "Love is in the Bear" unit for 4th-7th grades on My user name is Iamblessed. Follow me on TPT to see what good ideas I have.

All About Me

My name is Diane Franks. I am an 11 year educator and have served in a variety of roles. I taught first grade for three years, fourth grade for three years, reading coach for a 3rd-4th grade school for one year, literacy coach for 4th-12th grades for two years, fifth grade for one year and have landed in sixth grade language arts and math. WHEW! During this time, I have been so blessed to have served as Blount County Elementary Teacher of the Year twice and Alabama District VI Teacher of the Year 2011. I am National Board Certified in Middle Childhood Generalist, hold a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Jacksonville State University, a Master's degree in Instructional Leadership from the University of Alabama (Roll Tide!) and am currently earning my EdS. from the University of West Alabama.

I am the wife of the most wonderful man and the mother of the two greatest daughters on earth. We have two dachshunds that think they own the place. I have a wonderful church family and I serve an awesome God. I am blessed beyond measure!

Enchanted Tales of Elementary School

Thank you for stopping by! I welcome and appreciate all comments and advice you leave for me! Love, Diane Franks