Alright, y’all. I made it! Teachers have one more day of school here in DC on Monday, but we’re all done with the childrens. I’d be lying to your face if I said this wasn’t an incredibly difficult year, for a wide variety of reasons, but we finally made it through. I just have one more day of classroom packing, and then it’s summa time. Wooooooo!
Once again, to celebrate a glorious end to the school year and an all around great weekend I’m linking up with one of my blog crushes, Michelle over at Fabulous in First for her Sunday Smorgasbord. (By the way, I literally always have to say the word “smorgasbord” really slowly as I type it so I don’t misspell it.)
This book is so smart and incredibly fascinating. I would recommend it to any teacher, but ESPECIALLY to teachers in urban areas.
Sometimes I have really great ideas that turn out to be not so great. This week’s is committing my first 3 days of summer vacation to norming the DC-CAS, DC’s standardized test. I do it because generally it’s pretty easy work, they pay well, it’s cool to meet teachers across the district, and it gives me an interesting insight into standardized testing, even though I’ve never taught a testing grade. However, I now have had more exciting offers come my way and wish I could do funner things the first 3 days of break than norm a test. #liveandlearn
As I mentioned earlier, I’m going to be teaching the kinderbabes next year. Almost all of the teacher blogs I currently follow are aimed at the 1st/2nd grade band. A few outliers here and there (Fifth in the Middle, Oh Boy Fourth Grade), but I’m looking for really excellent kinder blogs to follow as I only have a few on the roll right now. I currently follow Cara Carroll at The First Grade Parade, Tara at Little Minds at Work, Greg at Smedley’s Smorgasbord, Hadar at Miss Kindergarten and Elizabeth at Kickin’ It in Kindergarten. I’m pretty sure those are the only kinder blogs I follow. I’d love some more suggestions! I feel like reading about other K teachers will help easy my anxiety. =)
Enjoy the rest of this lovely Sunday, and if you still have nuggets to teach this week I hope they are calm and mellow!