Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Grandpa

Many of you may not know that I play the clarinet.  I do not consider myself fantastic but I do truly enjoy playing.  Since coming to Vienna I have also discovered that I love giving clarinet lessons.  It is a lot of fun and a wonderful ending to a sometimes hard day.  Today, during my Wednesday clarinet lesson, we were practicing several songs and techniques over and over to help my young clarinetist hear how the songs are supposed to sound.  At one point he stops playing and says, "Mine is a grandpa and yours is a man."

That is all he said.

I was stumped.

I sat there for a minute and went through everything I could think of that would explain why he was talking about a grandpa and a man.  Finally, I turned to him and said, "what?"  He then says that his clarinet sounds like an old clarinet that isn't working well and mine sounds younger like the man.  HAHA!  He is correct.  The clarinet he is playing on does sound feeble and old and mine apparently does sound robust and younger!  Ha!  It still makes me giggle!  I hope it gave you a smile today as well!  Blessings!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

The Joy of Laughter!

Recently our elementary ELL (English Language Learner) teacher captured a video of one of my cute little ones.  This little one LOVES to laugh and brings so much joy and sunshine into each day.  I am blessed to have her in my class.  Pray with me that all of the ICSV staff that work with her, will have the correct words to help lead her and her family to the wonderful knowledge and acceptance of the Lord in their lives.  Click on the link to see a video of this cute one!  Click here to see this 3rd grade cute one!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Memory Verse Madness...

To help my students learn their memory verse we do a memory verse race each week.  We each cut apart our memory verse and then mix it up in a big pile on our desk.  Then I turn on the timer  and the kiddos see how fast they can put it together.  They have a blast trying to see how quickly they can put it together and see if they can beat their previous time.  They always say, "This is so much fun Miss Brunker!  Can we do it again?!"

Sunday, October 10, 2010

I can write on the window?!

Are you kidding, Miss Brunker, you're going to let us write on the window?  That was the response my kiddos gave me when I told them that after they finished their assignment they could practice their spelling words by writing them on the window.  Even after they had the 'Miss Brunker approved window writing markers' and were writing on the wall of windows in our classroom, they kept looking at me to receive reassuring nods that yes, it is okay!  They are so cute and it is now the funnest way to learn their spelling words and memory verse ever (as they say!).  Enjoy the pictures!

Friday, October 1, 2010

The faces of third grade

Aren't they cute?!  I love spending my time with these 14 smarty pants!

     The darling girls!

The Amazing boys!