Friday, June 17, 2011

Getting There . . . . .But Oh So Slowly. . . .

Three and half more days . . . that's what's left of the school year.  Time is just crawling by.  We are definitely just marking time since grades closed today.  Now it's just trying to keep everybody under control which can be quite difficult.  We have just  a couple of major activities planned, all in the afternoon, so the mornings are going to be tricky.  Monday afternoon is "Ethnic Entree".  Our classes have divided themselves into groups.  They've chosen a country, explored its cuisine, planned a meal, and on Monday, they get to serve the meal to themselves and an invited guest.  The trick is that they all have to remember to prepare their dish at home, and bring it in on Monday!  My colleagues say it will happen, but like Thomas, I will have to see it to believe it!  Tuesday afternoon our classes will walk to a local park and play capture the flag and whiffle ball.  Then Wednesday . . . .well, nothing is planned for Wed.  At least not yet.  And then on Thursday we finally have Awards and school-wide party down on the soccer field.  And then. . . finally, the school year is over.

I cannot wait.  Of course I'm still trying to pack up my room for another move . . . and I'm scrounging for boxes, as are about a dozen other teachers. . . I will have to spend a few days when school gets out to finish that, but at least there won't be any kids around.  Don't get me wrong,  I love my students, but right now I'm really tired of some of them!

1 comment:

Panhandle Jane said...

Seriously, three and a half days with seventh graders who know their grades are already in is my idea of hell. You have my sympathies.