Great things I saw this week...
- Students finishing up MAP testing
- Geometry students working together to learn the unit circle (I certainly wasn't helpful.)
- All of you keeping the learning the focus of our days
- Skits in Spanish with the kids only speaking Spanish
- 7th graders building kites in Math
- Robots in 5th grade
- Mentor training for next year's 5th graders
- Washington, DC boot camp for kids and parents (Thanks, Becky and Dave!)
- Michael putting on "The Voice" competition with the help of some staff judges
- Math Cafe in 5th grade
- Student portfolio presentations in 6th grade
- Documentaries in Language Arts
- Skits, all done in Spanish, in Spanish class
They Taught Me (from Pernille Ripp)
"Because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do."- Edward Everett Hale, writer and minister
And Yet We Grow (from Pernille Ripp)
"The real fountain of youth is hidden in the imagination you draw upon to face everyday challenges."- Sophia Loren, actress
Who Wants to Change? (from George Couros)
"You probably wouldn't worry about what people think of you if you could know how seldom they do!"- Olin Miller, humorist
"When you believe, really believe, something can be done, your mind goes to work for you and helps you find the ways to do it."- David Schwartz, writer and professor
5 Things I Learned About Teaching from Being a Student (from AJ Juliani)
"Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another."- Walter Elliott, clergyman
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Meemic Scholastic Book Grant
If you're interested in a chance for more books for your classroom, here's a link to a grant from Meemic.
I couldn't believe it when I turned the calendars (yes, I have more than one) in my office to June yesterday. Where did the year go? I think about the connections we've made with one another and with our students. I think about our learning and the learning of our students. And I start thinking about next year and the steps we can take to make next year better for our kids and each other. But we have plenty of time to think about that. Let's concentrate on Celebration Day and have fun with the kids today.
Be the one!
Take care of the kids. Take care of each other. Take care of yourself.- John Gunnell