Today was a terrific day including a lengthy, 2.5 hour writing charrette and play practice. Tomorrow we'll sing songs, practice the play, and research/write some more. The next day is almost all play and after that it's almost all reading/writing biography reports and a special biography-related performance.
That brings us to fifteen days which will include the following:
- biography projects and presentation
- STEAM activities
- field day
- field studies in the city and country
- visiting naturalist
- human body systems introductory unit
- portfolio work and end-of-year letters
- book fair
- quiet reading
- buddy time
- school picnic
- fifth grade day and clap-out
The inservice time will focus on STEAM and ELA. I'll put my "next-year" hat on during those events.
There's also report cards, clean-up, ordering, move-up letters, and move-up day too.
As I keep saying to the students, it's worth the extra effort at the end of a test, project, or special event because you feel so good when you do a good job and live up to your expectations. It's that time of year when I'll take my own advice. Onward.