Burned out my students, burned me out, burned out my friends.
Burned, burned, burned.
However, I will fix that with a new haircut, some new clothes, lunch (and maybe dinner), and a
Sometimes I am a "immediate gratification" chick. I admit it. I love my Kindle for that reason. But the waiting for the test scores is craaaazzzyyyy. We may not find out until next school year. "What?!", you may ask. I thought the same thing!! How do I fix what I "broke" this year if the new school year is already upon me when I find out my scores???!!! ::: rant, rant, rant::
My quarters worked hard...and as usual, I'm second guessing every single decision I made when it comes to teaching. I know, I know...I can't change a thing. But, ya know, I can't let things go sometimes...just ask my husband!!!
It is time to move on...
My quarters are soooo ready for some fun. And, of course, they will get it. Our campus has so many activities going on this time of year. We have our field trip, a party day...need I say more? But today, we just relaxed, read, and wrote. They actually did really well "out of the routine." They talked A LOT. But, what should I expect? They are kids for crying out loud! (I did have to take two Motrin, though.) One of my
Most of my quarters finished their free verse poems today!! They were so gooooood!!! Over the last couple of weeks, they wrote poems about many things. They chose what they wanted to write about. One day, we had a "classroom tools" write. We played "I Spy" and wrote a poem about that. They wrote about family, friends, food, feelings...you name it. Today, I let them choose their favorite piece and take it to final copy. Here are a few samples:
I found this great quote...I only wish the people who concocted these crazy tests for kids "got it"!!
"But the person who scored well on an SAT will not necessarily be the best doctor or the best lawyer or the best businessman. These tests do not measure character, leadership, creativity, perseverance."--William Julius Wilson
Preaching to the choir!!!
I KNOW, I KNOW!!!! Letting....go....now.....