Monday, December 12, 2011

Food for Thought

It has almost been a week of no posting! I have been so busy and I have had no time to post!
Today we were reading a story from our student readers about a bakery and people that make bagels. I started talking about bagels and I realized that half of my students were giving me a blank stare. So I finally asked, who has ever had a bagel. I think like 5 HANDS went up! I was completely SHOCKED! They haven't had bagels, what world are they living in! Then I realized buying loafed bread is cheaper and lasts longer. I decided on my way home from school I was going to stop and get some bagels! Tomorrow morning I am going to see some of my students eat a bagel for the first time! I am actually kind of excited to share this with them, I know that sounds corny! Last year we made s'mores for our end of the year camping project and many kids were eating s'mores for the first time. Earlier that year we had a root beer float party and some of the kids didn't even know what they were. YIKES! I just don't realize all of the things my students haven't ever experienced! I think that is part of the reason I love teaching where I do. I enjoying giving my students these small experiences that they might not ever have. I guess that is what this time of year is all about, giving back!

P.S. I will let you know how they like the bagels! Oh and I promise to post more than once this week and show off some of the fun things we have been doing in our room.


Erika said...

I had kids at Thanksgiving who didn't know what the wishbone was and how to use it to make a wish. Crazy! But you're right, it's fun teaching and exposing them to those things for sure. Enjoy the bagels with your little ones.
2B Honey Bunch

Kristin said...

AWWW! That's so sweet of you to get the bagels. I hope they like them! ;) I LOVE LOVE LOVE bagels.
A Teeny Tiny Teacher

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