Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Race Never Ends...

Well, hello!

It's hard to believe that May is almost over-it seems like it just started!

Between Science NECAP testing, placement, a workshop, and MAP testing (for the rest of the week), I've felt like I'm running a race that has no ending (hence the no blogging thing).

I've also become...disenchanted? disillusioned? with our reading program.

I've been trying to figure out how to save it, make it more interesting to the kids and do the CC (which the program is no way aligned to even though it says it is)-and I've decided that I can't. (At least not at this point in the game-we'll try fresh next year)(hence the no blogging thing).

I've decided to do a whole-class novel study, focusing on the CC, making it fun and doing a lapbook for end of year fun.

Now I just need to choose! I'm thinking either Frindle (which some of my class has read/heard-but I can get enough copies for everyone) or Enemy in the Fort (which I might not be able to source enough copies-I'll have to check).

We still have a month left (exactly!)-but I'm ready for it to be over. My class this year has been good-but boy, I am tired.

This has been a very tiring year with piloting, new assessments, new district/state stuff, more students and more challenging students. I'm ready for a break!

To keep my balance, I've been crafting a lot-trying to make good use of that 'me' time! I've finished and done some pretty fun things! :)

Here's to the home stretch-hopefully the end comes in sight soon!

Smiles and Sunshine,

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