I've been repeating this to myself a lot over the last few weeks. We have 12 days left. I have to admit, this year has been ROUGH! So many changes - we switched to Common Core Standards, we got a new report card, we switched to a standards based grading system, we got new reading and writing curriculum, we departmentalized for the first time, we lost a teacher, and we just found out our principal is leaving as well. Even though it's been such a tough year and I've been counting the days since spring break, there's still a touch of sadness at the end of every year. Maybe it's just because (even though some of them drive me cuh-ra-zy) I've really gotten to know them and it's hard to see them go, or maybe it's the fact that I sit and think (for some of them), "If only I had a little more time, they might be able to catch up". I get really reflective this time of year and try to figure out what I could have done differently to make an impact with those struggling learners. Anybody with me on this one?
We were enjoying the weather today at recess time, and I snapped some photos to use in their memory books.
Tonight was our annual Night Under the Lights track meet for our elementary school kiddos. It's not a competitive event (everybody gets a ribbon if they run), but the kids think it's a big deal because they get to run on the high school track! My son has been talking about it since January, lol!
This is completely not teaching related (unless you count it as a mental health break which every teacher needs this time of year).I'm in charge of our ladies ministry at church and tomorrow we are taking some donations to our local Fisher House
"For members of our Armed Forces, retirees, veterans, and their families, the Fisher House program offers shelter and support during a medical crisis. Fisher Houses offer a comforting "home away from home" while a loved one is receiving care in an unfamiliar environment. This special support is even more important to a family during the most stressful time – the hospitalization of a wounded or injured service member involved in military operations like Enduring Freedom or Iraqi Freedom." It's like a Ronald McDonald house for families of wounded warriors.
After that, we are headed out to lunch and then to the movies to see Mom's Night Out.
This movie looks so funny I can't wait! Have any of you seen it yet?