Teaching is a difficult job - I don't care what anyone else says. I created this blog to record some of the little things children do every day that make me laugh and remind me why I love being a teacher.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mother's Day

Just before the weekend one of my students came up to me and hugged me around the legs and said "Mrs Farrell, I know you're not my mum, but Happy Mother's Day anyway". Day made.

When I was looking for an image to go with this post I realised it was the same little girl who made me this card a couple of years ago. I have it framed on my bookcase to remind me that I can make a big difference in a child's life - even if I can't have my own children.

Thanks Emily!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Why I Could Never Be A Music Teacher

I love music just as much as I love art but I could never be a music teacher.
1) I'm not really one to get soppy but kids singing gets me always gets me teary. (Ok - well only when it's good).
2) I could never be anywhere near as good as this guy.

Anyway - you probably know about this New York choir of fifth graders who are singing at next week's Oscars but I thought I'd post this to prove my point. Thomas Mars from the band Phoenix apparently said he cried when he saw this so I feel a little better.

Not only are they amazing but they have an absolutely inspirational teacher with great taste in music. Look for their videos of songs by The Cure, Tom Waits, Fleetwood Mac, MGMT, Black Sabbath and more. Dare I say it - they even make Lady Gaga and Katy Perry songs sound good.

Here's the link to the PS22 Chorus blog so if you're like me and you only heard about them today you can check them out! http://ps22chorus.blogspot.com/

Thursday, January 13, 2011

When You Draw Funny Birds For Me

Bird with a wheel?
Bird With Umbrella
Bird on a Diving Board?


Clownfish drawing done for me by a grade one. The George Clooney of fish?

Colouring-In Smackdown

One day before school last year, one of my grade ones came running to me with an envelope with my name written on it. When I got back to my room and opened it up I found this folded up inside. I love it! Despite what it says at the bottom, this is not a depiction of me (I hope). I'm not sure what it was about this colouring page that he thought would appeal to me but nonetheless I love the minimal colouring with attention to lipstick. I believe this guy might be a wrestler but I'm not sure. The guy has one thick neck.

Having Fun Making A Mess