Saturday, March 10, 2012
Making the most of a two day week!
To say that my students were excited to be back at school Thursday would be an understatement. They may not all admit it but they love being at our school. Thursday was absolutely crazy. Phyllis had dropped off all our pottery so that was very exciting. Each group was supposed to prepare a recipe demonstration in French Tuesday so I had all those posters and some ingredients in the class as well. Then the grade sevens had Ancient Greek projects due Thursday as well. I should have taken a picture. What with the ipads as well my class was very crowded.
Back to those Ancient Greek projects. The Grade Sevens only had a couple of weeks to do these as I hoped to have them brought to conclusion prior to the break. Having three days off made it a bit more difficult for them but most of them did get finished on time. We are moving on to Ancient Rome but I have actually posted the project now so that they can get started if they want during the break. They begged me to let them so that is a good sign.
Lunch was a meeting of the Tech Committee to go over guidelines and procedures with the ipads. It's been great having them in the classroom but they will be moving to the library so that all classes can book them out and there will be a wireless router with the cart.
We ended the afternoon with an Intermediate Sports Assembly. In our small school it's amazing how many students are able to participate in sports every season thanks to our amazing P.E. teacher and other teacher and SEA volunteers who coach.
I really don't know if our government really understands how much school means to many of our students.
I am very much looking forward to my break (and note I received my pay statement when I got home with about $1200 deducted from it for our strike and please note we aren't paid for the summer). I know I keep making political statements!
Despite not doing report cards this year, I don't think I could work much harder than I do, the idea of ten days in Florida sounds wonderful, but as crazy as it sometimes can be, I will really miss my students.