This week has been so much better than last week! I told you about the crazy week I had last week when I found out that my grade level was reducing one position and I would have to move grade levels again! Originally I was supposed to move to first or second, but luckily one of my co-workers made a trade for me so that I will end up in third which is where I was last year, so I won't be starting completely new! YEAH! There is a chance that I will roll up again with my class like I did with this current group. I will also have Luke (my son) in my class as well. I am excited and nervous about that! And now, without further ado, time to link up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five for Friday!
With all of the craziness of last week, I forgot to tell you the most crazy part of last week which happened on Friday, so I will share this week. One of my students has a guinea pig who had 2 babies, and he wanted to bring them to class for show and tell. I told his mom to let me know if she wanted to bring them in the morning or afternoon (assuming a 15 minute or so visit). They ended up staying the whole day. I had run to the copy room and when I got back to class the cage was sitting in my room and mom never came back (despite the 100 calls we made).
And while that may seem crazy enough... it wasn't. Another student showed up that morning with a box of 5 rabbits! Again, we couldn't get a parent to answer the phone, so my class was officially a petting zoo!
I got the opportunity to spend some time with a few of my students outside of school this weekend because I was invited to a baptism/communion for a family of students at my school. They have a large extended family of cousins, aunts, uncles, etc. that all attend school together. I have one of the boys in my regular class and several of the girls are in my cross stitch club.
Do you ever attend your students' outside activities?
Wednesday was our end of the year trip to the swimming pool. Our school is about 3 blocks away from the city pool, so we walk down there for our field trip. About 20 minutes before we were set to leave, it started raining heavily. Luckily it cleared up just in time for our trek to the pool and the sun was out and shining by the time our soaked kiddos left the pool.
Thursday was our county's Special Olympics. A few of my students competed and our class was on hand for the opening ceremonies to cheer them on! I also had a few students who helped out as volunteers. It was a great time for all!
I am currently working on this book study for 100 Minutes to Balanced Literacy by Lisa Donohue hosted by Thinking of Teaching.
I am hosting chapter 3 on May 31, but you can read about chapter 1 here. I will be posting my chapter 1 thoughts tomorrow.