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Mrs. Harman's Busy Bees

Hello!  I am Sherri Harman and I LOVE teaching 2nd grade at Seguin Elementary.  I have been teaching for 6 years, and while these last few years have been challenging, I know that teaching is what I've been called to do.  My favorite thing about teaching are the relationships I build with my students and their families.  I love the "team effort" and support that is given at Seguin, in helping each student become successful in their academic journey.  
My classroom theme is "Bees."  I originally chose a Bee theme because a fellow teacher had it in her classroom and I LOVED the bright yellow...it was such a happy classroom!  However, the BEST part of my Bee theme has not been the bright yellow, cute classroom...but the MANY questions my students have asked about the actual insect (not bug), so I thought I would share what we've learned this year...about Bees and how a few of them can relate to 2nd graders!  
10 Facts about Bees and How They May or May Not Relate to 2nd Graders
* Bees fly about 20 mph ~ some 2nd graders have been seen going this speed...down the hall!
* Bees have 5 eyes ~ this could also be said of some 2nd graders because they ALWAYS seem to know what everyone else is doing!
* Male bees are called drones  - as per a class discussion, some drones are flying robots that can be remotely controlled, and sometimes Mrs. Harman wishes she had the ALL of their remotes!
* Female bees are called worker bees ~ this turned into a big discussion, so we determined, that ALL students are the worker bees, and Mrs. Harman is the Queen Bee! 
* Only female bees can sting ~ per another class discussion, we agreed that anyone can "sting" and when we do, we apologize and forgive.
* The reason bees are so noisy is because they beat their wings 11,400 times in one minute ~ this could also true of 2nd graders as they have A LOT to say, and everyone wants to tell their story...at same time!
* Honey bees communicate through a series of dance moves ~ this is true in my classroom as I love to dance...so we dance A LOT! 
* The honey bee is the only insect that can make food that man can eat - a student pointed out that "we can drink milk and milk comes from cows," then quickly realized that a cow is in fact, NOT an insect! 
* A hive of bees will fly over 55,000 miles to make 1lb of honey and can create 100lbs of honey in one year ~ some 2nd graders have been known to find anything and everything else to do, other than their work, then realize they don't have time to finish their 5 minute assignement. 
* Eating honey makes you smarter! It has an antioxidant that improves brain functions ~ this maybe a science experiment!
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Hello ! I am Sherri Harman and I teach 2nd grade! I have been teaching for 6 years. I absolutly love teaching, and know beyond a shadow of a doubt, that this is what I am called to do.