I can't believe it's been over a week since I posted. Well, scratch that. I can believe it. It's been CRA-ZEE around these parts lately. I'm sure you all know the feeling. It doesn't help that I recently
Before I go on, I must address my last post, Testy about Testing. I was actually a bit hesitant to post it because I really do like to keep the focus of my blog completely positive. Things like testing and the emphasis placed upon it was one of the reasons I found myself at a crossroads a while ago and became the impetus for this blog. Though I don't want to dwell on it, it is a harsh reality of our profession and addressing it seemed the right thing to do. Your supportive comments were so needed and appreciated, so thank you for indulging me in a little rant! (And for making me daydream about teaching in Switzerland!)
So, I am back to reality and ready to face the last 10 days of school full force! I don't usually do this, but this year I decided to have a fun 10 day countdown with a totally out of the ordinary activity each day. My students are pretty, um...active for lack of a better term, so I wasn't quite sure what would happen when I busted out the shaving cream for today's desk writing activity, but a good, messy time was had by all, and then the room smelled like a clean dad for the rest of the day, so win-win.
After we cleaned up we headed outside for a crazy HUGE event. Our school recently won the Dannon Rally for Recess Playground Contest which came with a $20,000 playground makeover and the most outrageous recess party I have ever seen! There were carnival games, organized sports, popsicles, yogurt (of course) and ginormous inflatables the likes of which I have never seen! You've got to see some of this...
It was hot and wild, but the kids had a ball. Our only casualty was a bee sting to the nose, poor kid. After all that I was pooped! Straight home, into the shower and into bed for me.
Even though I'm counting my way down to summer (can I get an AMEN?) my teacher-brain is still spinning out of control with thoughts of next year. What the what, now?? Anyone know the secret to how to turn this thing off, because it seriously keeps me up at night. As I'm packing up I'm thinking about how I might arrange things differently next year. I'm already deciding on a welcome back bulletin board, I'm working on games and centers. I actually have a cute idea for teaching money that I'll be sharing in a few days. Just plain crazy, but that's par for the course lately. Such is the life of a teacher!
It's good to be back to my blog, but for now...
Laters, baby <---my fellow Fifty fans will get that one ;0)