Today was the last day of school. Sniff sniff. It was kind of bittersweet. Even though it was my first year here, I became quite attached to these students (most of them being fifth graders). These were a great group of kids. Most of them had a good sense of humor. They knew that when we worked hard, we could find time to do some fun stuff in between. They always felt comfortable to ask questions, whether related to school, their social life, or the great big world outside of school. They are growing; academically, socially, emotionally, and physically (some are taller then me... shocking, I know). I am very proud of them. Each of my students have grown and succeed in one way or another.
When going through some of my things, I found notecards that I had students fill out the first week of school as kind of a get to know you project. On the front they had to write their name, family members, favorite hobby, etc. On the back I had them write their own goal that they wanted to accomplish this school year. Here's what a few of them looked like....
I think most of them did pretty well and accomplished their goals.
I too had to fill one out. Modeling, people.... it's a miraculous teaching strategy. Here's what mine looked like.
I think I accomplished mine as well ...
Tomorrow is a teacher work day, lunch in the afternoon, and a going away party in the evening. I plan on kicking some royal butt in Beer Pong, if you have never played you are truly missing out. I will also be consuming a couple "strip-and-go-nakeds".... that's a drink, peeps. The mix is pretty much something like this, 24 beers, 1.75L Vodka, 4 pink lemonade concentrates and the water that the lemonade concentrate calls for. Mmmm. Don't knock it until you try it!
Now ... School is out for summer ... what a better way to celebrate then with my dear friend Alice Cooper?!
Have a great weekend, y'all!
ORN: 3.13 miles, 35:13, 11:15 min/mile
(on treadmill - it was raining)