We're doing our continent unit right now, which is so great for the kiddos. They get to travel to each of the first grade classrooms to learn about each of the continents. Next Friday, we're doing a little performance at our high school for all of our families to see what we've been learning (complete with speaking parts, songs, and dancing). Yeah...this performance is NOT so little, but it will be awesome! The teachers on my team have also decorated the halls outside our classrooms to look like each of our continents. I've been teaching about Antarctica so here's my wall:
It's melted a few times and some penguins have leaped off of the wall onto warmer land (a.k.a the floor) but it looks pretty cool. By the end of this week it will be covered with about 145 penguins. Thanks TLC Lessons! I'd love to show off a few other walls, but I need to make sure my team is okay with it...I'm pretty sure most of them would be cool with it...but we'll see.
Mom came in today to put some spring leaves on my tree! I still love this tree...wonder if I should make another one this summer??? :)
Then there's everything else: Mid-Terms, keeping up on grading, monitoring these stinky behaviors, grouping our kiddos for next year (tomorrow afternoon), meetings, answering e-mails, field trip, Fun Day, a messy house, baby showers, waiting to hear about my evaluation, retirement parties, wedding showers, more meetings, birthday parties, Mother's Day for not only my mother but also 24 other mothers, grading, Mornings with Mom next week, book fair...just wanting summer to be here a little quicker! :) I also want to start thinking seriously about our whole departmentalization thing for next year but I'm so overwhelmed by everything else that I just can't yet...and it bums me out! So excited about next year already! Thought maybe by writing/typing everything out I'd feel a little better but now I feel like I'm forgetting something. See?!?
Most of it is fun stuff...it's just A LOT right now!