Well, after a little help from my friends, I am very nearly finished packing up fourth grade. I believe that closing up my room is one of the huge negatives of a teaching career.
Big news, at least for me, it was my last year in fourth grade. So lots and lots of decisions to be made about what to keep and what to hand over to the new kid in town. I am tuckered.
I am looping with these kidlets and moving on up to fifth grade. I've asked to move for a few years, just ready to do something different. This was such a lovely class, even though it's the biggest one in our school. I might have had just a moment's hesitation after spending many hours finishing permanent record and report cards, but not for long. I'm more than happy to have this group again.
They've all already met 1st. Lt. and I'll be doing a big unit on Afghanistan when we return. It will be good to be busy and have to do a lot of planning this summer.
Can't imagine my concern when learning that 1st Lt. arrived in Afghanistan, but not his final destination and is currently a resident of the sidewalk, while awaiting a flight out that could take seven days. You know, I think they can't surprise me, but then they do.
A friend, and master teacher in my book, is retiring. Just isn't willing to do it "their" way. She said they were told not to worry about putting craft type supplies like crayons and markers on the kid's supply list as they won't be having time for those things anymore.
Could someone, anyone, explain to me why you need to tell teachers who have a successful track record years long, how to do their job.
Our staff received a great gift of books from her.
Bean's last game before tournament was tonight. He has really improved in all areas this spring.
First Playdate tomorrow. It would have been nice to take a week break from everything. I feel like someone has been shoving me in the back this entire month. We are moving to a balanced calendar and my summer will be done on August 2, so I just didn't want to lose any time. Last week it was over 90 degrees and tomorrow is calling for near perfection at 78. I do hope to have a bonfire, so perhaps the predicted storms will hold off a few hours.