Saturday, January 4, 2014

Have you ever...?????

decides to put underwear on his head
and run around the playground during recess?
Me neither!

.....just in case....
Days like this make you want
to whip out Aliens Love Underpants
by Claire Freedman and just make a day of it!
Can't beat 'em, join 'em!
Have you ever had a day
when you get out of a grade level meeting,
go to your classroom where your
students are supposedly lined up and waiting for you,
and instead they are in sheer chaos
because someone found a pair of underwear
and flung it into the nearby bushes?
Did you just keep walking by?
Fairy Tales and Fiction, my friend...
Fairy Tales and Fiction.

Ever have a day like that?
Me neither!

Have you ever had a day when you
go  into your classroom bathroom
you lost me at "classroom bathroom"
What's that?
and find a bunch of discarded clothing...
a pair of pants, a shirt, a couple of socks...
and you think to yourself:
"OK....WHO is running around this school, naked?"
Oh no they didn't!
So you totally have to explain this one!

Explain what?
Asking a question does not equate to admitting
that such actions ever have occurred.!

Mystery Clothes?
Never happened to you?
Me neither!

Have you ever had a day
before a long, much needed holiday break
when the custodian brings your
bathroom trash can to you,
gives you THE LOOK, 
and lets you see inside the trash can
where there is a substantial pool of yellow liquid
floating around the bottom.
Then you just give him THE LOOK back,
stick your fingers in your ears,
and say, "La,la,la,la,la,la" until he leaves?
Denial ain't just a river in Egypt my friend!
No ACTUAL words EVER being exchanged?
Me neither!

Days like these, would make me want to pull out
No, David! by David Shannon:
My kids love, love, love this book!
 No, David! Label Sheets
Choose the best format for your students.
They can either write the words to label David,
or they can cut and glue the label words in order to label David.
Happy Labeling!
My kids love your
"I can label" sheets.
Add No, David! to them
and they'll really be geeked about them.
Thanks for sharing!
If you like my labeling sheets...
check out my bundle of 62 different labeling activities!

Purchase the bundle to save $$$!
Have you ever had a day
when one of your students accidentally
peed in one of your reading buckets
and couldn't stop, so that the
entire bottom was swishing with liquid,
and the best thing you could do was to
slide her (still inside the Rubbermaid tub) towards the
tiled floor and have her wait for the nurse
who brought an entire new outfit for her to wear
including new shoes and socks?
She'll be talking about this
day in therapy when she's older.
...Luckily, this is just a tale of make believe...
Ever have a day like that?
Me neither!

Have you ever had a day
when a student at your computer station
(wearing the large, padded, elementary school headset)
suddenly screams, "Aaaaaaaaaahhhhhh",
jumps up, runs to the bathroom, and slams the door.
When he comes out... the headset is still on his head,
the chord is broken and dangling,
the metal connection piece is still stuck in the computer,
and he didn't quite make it in time?
Hey, when you gotta go, you gotta go!

Anyone? Computer Issues?
Me Neither!
 For those special occasions:
No David Graphic Organizers!
 Write 3 sentences about David:
David is...
David has...
David can...
 No David: Bubble Organizers
Draw a picture of  David,
and write 3 sentences or 3 things about him.

 Have you ever had a day when one
of your students tossed a stuffed animal
high into the air and it landed on top of your
hanging, classroom lights that are 10 feet
above the ground....and then you had to
make an emergency call to the custodians
to bring the high ladder to get the stuffed animal
before a fire started?
Aw snap!  Hate when THAT happens!
Anyone? Anyone?
Me neither! 

 Have you ever had a day when one
of your students pulled the school
fire alarm TWICE in one week,
and the ENTIRE school had to stop
what they were doing and exit?
Oh no he didn't!
BONUS:  One of those times was during Picture Day,
and the other time was right at dismissal,
so all of the teachers had the joy of finding and
corralling their students in order to give the proper head count?
....And then your name was mud at the next faculty meeting?
In your defense, those alarms are way
too close to the ground!
Like seriously,
install them up a few more feet 
and this wouldn't happen.
I don't know what you're talking about...
Who says it happened at all?

Have any of YOU had a day like that?
Me neither!

No, David! uploaded by simicrane

No, David! Character Puppets
Print in color or black and white and attach to a popsicle stick.
Attach the word "NO!" to the back of the puppet and retell the story.
Thank you, Cara Taylor, on TPT for the fabulous 
clip art!
Have you ever had a day
when the school district told you that
you had only a certain number of workbooks
that you needed to REALLY take care of
because those were ALL the workbooks you
would get for the rest of the school year....
and then (on that same day) one of your students
proceeds to throw up on not only his workbook,
but on 3 other workbooks at his table
(as well as the table container that held
that table's crayons, pencils, scissors, and glue)?
Bag those 4 workbooks up,
interoffice mail them to whoever told you
that's ALL the workbooks you get and ask
"Are you sure about that?"
Anyone? Supplies Issues?
Me Neither!
Have you ever had a day
when one of your students stood up, 
ran to the bathroom,
and on her way accidentally peed
on 8 other students who were lying down, napping?
Making it so that you had to make 9
very interesting phone calls?
The germaphobe in me
feels the need to go take a shower.
Can anyone top that one?
Me neither!
 No, David! Blank Writing Paper with
different lines for your different writing styles:
Here I go again with lots of writing options...
it's a sickness, I can't help myself!
Have you ever had a day,
when your girls decide to secretly play beauty salon
and color their lips and their fingernails
with markers at the writing station?
"Washable" is a beautiful thing!
Or how about a day when they decide
to use the glitter glue as a hair accessory?
Now that's a sticky situation.
Sorry, I couldn't resist!

Beauty School?
Me Neither!
Have you ever had a day 
when one student vomits,
and it set off an uncontrollable
chain reaction in your classroom
so that there is throw-up EVERYWHERE you turn?
la, la, la, la, la, now I'm not listening!
Can anyone relate?
Me neither!

No David! Writing Paper:
My favorite part is when...
My favorite part is when I have a really calm day at school,
and everything runs like clockwork!
You lost me at "really calm day"
and "everything runs like clockwork!"
I mean we do teach Kindergarten.
That may happen once a month.
Not usually.
All bodily excretions are disposed of accordingly
in the correct receptacles,
and everyone is on task and kind to one another.
Oh, wait!
This writing paper is for the KIDS....right!

"I am the teacher, I am in control,
I am the teacher, I am in control...."
Have you ever had a day
when a student made an arrow
out of paper, wrote the word "___  SS" on it,
(with the two letter S's written backwards)
 held it too his chest so that
when he walked around the room his
arrow/sign was pointing to anyone and everyone
who stood next to him?
WOW!  Even I am speechless on that one.
....And YES, I'm talking about a 5 year old!

Me neither!

No David! Writing Paper:
I can follow the rules when...

Here's hoping that you NEVER
have one of THOSE days...
and that you were able to
HONESTLY answer:
Me, neither!

To those of you who had one, or two, or more
memories that could relate....
I feel your pain!
I mean:
What are you talking about?
That's the CRAZIEST thing I ever HEARD!
Who comes up with this stuff ???!!!
I live in a perfect Kindergarten Kingdom,
where my answer will ALWAYS be:

"Me Neither!"

Funny Workplace Ecard: Teaching Kindergarten in January... 'OK, let's see how much fell out of your head over the two week break.'
*AttaGirl Funnies by Angela Furgal AKA Fairy Funtastic*
If you see this pinned somewhere else...know that you saw it here first!

We hope these No David! activities will help 
in reminding your students about all of those
expectations that may have "fallen out of their head"
over the two week break.  Welcome back!

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Kim said...

I love the activities for No David! and appreciated so much that you are sharing them with us. I was wondering if we are able to download the writing paper as well because when clicking on the picture it does not take you to the downloadable file.

Queen Chaos said...

Thanks so much for letting me know! You should be able to download it now...I'm pretty sure I fixed it. Please let me know if you're still having problems and I'll email it to you!
:) Regina

Unknown said...

I LOVE your No David activities! Kids cannot get enough of David. Thank you for providing quality activities at no cost, your generosity is appreciated!!

Queen Chaos said... are very welcome! Thanks so much for making me smile!
:) Regina

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