Oh happy day, happy day! It is Friday! Howzabout a little Five For Friday today? Thanks so much to Doodle Bugs Teaching for hosting!
This week’s theme? Things Teachers Do To Make It To The Last Day. 🙂 We are under the 25 days left mark…so close…but so far! Everyone is tired. Everyone is B.U.S.Y. Everything is chaotic. So we do what we can to keep the balance and stay sane, right?
We take the long way to work to enjoy the view. I live by the water. It is so beautiful on these sunny mornings. I am lucky and get to drive along the water on the way into work. But alas, the views are just peek-a-boo unless you take the loop. It takes a few minutes longer, but the views are worth it. And besides, someone has to check on the fishermen and see what they are up to, right? What a beautiful view!
We treat ourselves and take some time during lunch to enjoy the sunshine! This is one of our courtyards. The flowers are beautiful in the garden this time of the year. The sun is always perfect in this courtyard at lunch, too. See that green grass? Don’t you think it is the perfect place for a bench? Yeah, me too! I have tried to tell the principal that, but so far no luck. I’ll keep on it though. 🙂
We get things ready for summer. Here are some of the free books we will give the kiddles for the summer. We sorted over 2000 books today and that’s enough to give each student three books to keep! What a great thing since most of our students have few books at home. That makes a teacher’s heart happy I tell ya!
We visit the littles. This sweet teacher is an amazing first grade teacher. Her classroom and my teeny tiny office share a wall. The firsties in her class have been working and working to learn some new songs to sing to their parents on Bring Your Parents To School Day. They have the sweetest voices and make my day happy with their twice daily practice. I just had to pop in and give them a standing ovation for their great singing. Here they are practicing their rendition of the very fine classic…..Five Green and Speckled Frogs! You just can’t beat that!
We stop and take time to quietly celebrate how well the kiddos are doing. These sweeties from one of my 5th grade groups, are rocking it at determining text structure and finding evidence for it. I just have to sit back, watch and smile. They are ready for middle school. Sigh. Sniff, sniff. I will miss these awesome kiddos! They just grow up way too fast.
So there you go! The things we do to keep the balance in these last, crazy days before summer. What are you doing to keep sane? Here’s hoping that your last few days…no matter how many you have left….go quickly and happily. Have a great weekend everyone!