The school year is coming to an end and the students know it. We took our last field trip on Friday to the Natural History Museum in Washington D.C. My students and I have attempted to make pin-hole cameras, using oatmeal canisters, except the paint continues to peel off the can. We will try again this week! We are also going to write and publish an alphabet book. We will be very busy these last nine days. I am especially looking forward to field day on Friday, where my team gets to squash the competition...in a Christ-like manner of course.
I am excited about my new roles for the next year that include, Director of Summer Programs and Co-Athletic Director. We are adding a boys basketball team, cheerleaders, and track and field to our school resume. The 2010-2011 school year promises to be a blessed one. Continue to stay tuned as I begin to add photos of teaching aides and must have supplements for your child or students!
Have a great summer, and be on the look out to see what I am doing with my kids this summer!
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Now we come to the time of year when testing dominates our little teacher lives. The students are anxious, the teachers are nervous, and the administrators are sitting on pins and needles. Luckily at my school testing is only used for our own informational needs. The thing that makes me laugh is that administrators keep repeating themselves, "After testing, teaching still needs to continue!" Uh, OK. The kids are crazy, the teachers are crazy, and I say front load on FIELD TRIPS!! Unfortunately, we do not have transportation for our students and parents have to volunteer to drive. Most parents are not near the end of their jobs for the year and do not have as much flexibility as I do. So I am going on my four year-old's field trips instead, and leaving my first graders in the hands of a very capable substitute. *wink*