From one of my 5th graders who feels my pain…
My 5th graders found a Black Widow spider in the back yard of the school. It was the first time I saw one in person! Beautiful.
“Psssst!” Kevin tried to get Jesse’s attention.
“I want to learn more about your channel.”
“I’ll send you the link.”
There Are No Retakes in Life…
We have a retake policy in our school district. I’m not a fan and this is why.
About the Duds…
I was sitting outside with four of my 6th grade students – all girls. Tomorrow is Spring Picture Day and students don’t have to wear their uniform of red/white/blue polo shirt and tan pants. It’s a rare “Free Dress Day” for them.
“It’s Free Dress Day tomorrow!” One hollered.
“I’m not wearing a dress though, even though it’s picture day,” sighed another.
“Yeah, wearing a dress on Free Dress Day is a total waste!”
A student made this for me a long time ago.
I mentioned that I love to roller skate. I don’t even remember telling my students that about myself. Teaching is demanding and the parts that I don’t enjoy: “paperwork/grading,” meetings, and (now) wearing a mask while talking all day and handling parent frustrations with online work…are growing.
We just went on break. I intend to refresh. Reflect. Re-energize. I love my job. I have the rest of the year to be better.
Smiles and Laughter
Overheard in my 5th-grade classroom: “I went to visit my cousins in a small town in California. They don’t have any good restaurants like In-N-Out there.”
Playing with Filters
Warm Your Heart
I just watched this and it brought tears to my eyes. It also made me miss my students a TON!
Choose to see the good. Do some good.