Archive for December, 2011

Sugar and learning don’t mix!

December 21, 2011

Greetings everyone.  It’s your favorite educator and tweens author wishing all students and instructors a safe winter break.  This morning I made a huge mistake.  Normally, I never allow my students to have anything containing  high incidences of sugar for breakfast.  Rushing and  trying to get the school day started, I allowed the students to eat  a very popular treat containing nine grams of sugar per serving.   Believe  me when I tell you that my morning was challenging.

Even as veteran teacher of over 16 years, it took me quite sometime to get my class calm, and acclimated  for learning today.  I had to repeat simple questions over and over.   Having challenges with focusing and remaining on task, my babies went from being very hyper to sluggish  within a 60 minute time frame.  They experienced the side effects of  a sugar rush which unfortunatley made them all crash.   Believe me everyone when I say that  I learned my lesson the hard way. 

 

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How quickly the cough drops vanished.

December 14, 2011

Hello everyone.  It’s your favorite educator and tweens author reaching out to everyone this wonderful day.  Isn’t it funny no matter how things change the more they seem to stay the same.  Once again I have been fooled the mindset of a tween.

 Having a frequent cough due to the weather, I purchased honey lemon  cough drops.   Picking my young ladies up from lunch yesterday, I asked the young ladies to help themselves to a cough drop if needed.  To my surprise, all of these imaginary coughs started taking place and every tween girl claim to have a sore throat.   Within 10 minute time frame.  The cough drop bag was totally depleted.   Oh well, I guess I set myself up for that one.  To educators residing within the south-east region of  Michigan, hang in there.  Christmas vacation is on the way.