Saturday, September 18, 2010


We got clickers! These are a student response system. They can input answers into the computer and we get immediate feedback on how everyone answered. These allow me, as a teacher, to immediately correct what needs correcting! We have had fun with them. We are all learning together with these and having a ball!!! Enjoy our pictures of our learning to use these tools!

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Grandparents' Day 2010

We really enjoyed our Grandparents coming to have lunch with us!! What a treat and an end to another great week at OES! Enjoy our slideshow!!

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Friday, August 13, 2010

Mrs. Hurst's Class is a Bucket-Filling Class

What an amazing thing for the students! This is a great book. It really explains to the students how to treat one another. This all started with our Kindergarten classes. The teachers shared and lots of us were hooked!! My students are already excited about filling each other's buckets and are working well together. They really enjoyed the book. If you have not read it, I encourage you to read it!! Even we, as parents, have buckets to be filled and we fill our children's buckets every single day!

When I asked the students the question "How can we be bucketfillers?" Their responses were:

**comfort someone who's sad.
**say "thank you"
**share things
**help soneone when they drop things
**if you find money, turn it in to the office
**saying "hello" to someone when you see them
**respecting others' property
**cleaning our room
**helping our parents keep our houses clean
**following rules
**say "good morning" people who may not be your best friends
**help people carry things and open doors for people
**being nice
**help an old person
**apologize if you hurt someone or offend them
**help people reach
**don't dip into other people's buckets

Monday, August 9, 2010

Welcome Back!!

We had a fantastic day today!! We got everything organized and ready for a productive year. I am so excited about my students' excitement! They are going to keep me on my toes!!!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


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Summer Post #1

It has been eventful to say the least!! I am missing my students from last year and waiting with anticipation to get my class list of my students for the upcoming year!!! How exciting summer is in so many ways!!!

Zach, my youngest, had surgery at the beginning of summer and has had a long recovery. We actually spent this past weekend in the hospital. He is doing great now and we are getting ready to go to the beach in two weeks!!!

I am taking two classes this summer and can't wait to share with everyone what I am learning!!! I plan on lots of technology projects in the upcoming year!!! Get your computers ready!

I hope everyone is reading and practicing math facts... I can't wait to see my new students and hearing from my previous students!!

Mrs. Hurst

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

We Met the Governor

Here is just one of MANY pictures from our Montgomery field trip. It was a great day! This was taken on the steps of the Capitol by the Confederate Memorial by Governor Riley's staff photographer. I will post more later.

I want to commend all the students on their EXCELLENT behavior!!!