Saturday, May 5, 2012

Count down to SUMMER!!

WOW there is SO much to share as we count down to summer.

 First, I am very honored to have been invited to participate in the Little Rock Writing Project's Summer Institute for teachers! Only 9-12 teachers are invited each year and I am one of them!! My summer will be PACKED full of learning, reading and writing! I'm excited and scared and can not wait to get started!

Up next, the knee situation... still can't climb stairs or squat beside tables to conference, but the constant pain has finally reduced. I am now hoping that maybe some PT will help with the rest... if the dr will go for PT that is. 

We have three weeks left! this is the first year in FOREVER that we have gotten out before memorial day. I can only hope that our principal will let us sign out on Friday. Oh joy of joys... the thought that school would end that early is AMAZING!! There is still so much to do... DRA, assessments, report cards,  record cards, files....the list goes on and on!

This week is going to be CRAZY busy... we have a field trip, field day and I have a day and 1/2 of meetings. It just doesn't seem like it should be this close to the end of the year. I am making kindergarten yearbooks again this year. I can't wait to give them out at our kindergarten celebration!! Nikki at Melonheadz helped me out with a graduation set of graphics. Isn't it the CUTEST set ever!! I love the friends standing together!! Nikki is SO awesome. If you haven't seen her blog you need to head over Nikki's Blog or you can get this set at her etsy store. Melonheadz on etsy

Oh and I have to complete and submit my grad school portfolio by June 4!! Oh my heck!! I'm this close to graduating!!! WITH A MASTERS!!! I'm still in shock! I can't believe that it's here.. well right around the corner. If all things go the right way, I will walk at Arkansas State University on August 3. WOW.... just seriously WOW!!

Now for more on my summer plans... around the summer writing institute, I plan to work on several 1/2 done or not started projects for TPT and TN. I did just post my version of a Dinosaur Unit. I have to say that it's kind of cool. The kindergarten team at my school used it. The kids loved the activities that I made for stations and still ask if they can be brought back. Some of the things that I am working on are a Chicka Chicka Boom Boom based unit that actually starts at the end of the year to welcome your new students to your room. I really hope to have this one done asap... no promises though. I have some fall ideas that need to be started and some spring/ bug/ ocean ideas that need to be finished. They have to take a back burner ... for now.


1 comment:

  1. I'm a Writing Project Fellow. It was so much more than learning how to be a better writing teacher. You'll be so glad you spent part of your summer doing this. Congrats!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

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