Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Last Days: Attention to Students Matters Most

A good chapter book brings a class together.
No one would ever call our school a dull place. There's always lots and lots of special events, new projects, and student excitement and enthusiasm. This is particularly true at the end of the year.

As I've stated before, the key to good work at the end of the year is following through with the plans with lots of care and attention to student needs and experiences.

This morning is a particularly special day for the students. There will be a lot of excitement and probably a bit of angst too as students prepare and perform their fifth grade play for the younger students in the school and later for their family members.

Fortunately we're reading a very good chapter book that fits our curriculum well, so we'll make some good time this morning for the book, Night of the Spadefoot Toads. The students and adults in the book are quite similar to our school context and like us, the characters are intrigued by and learning about the spadefoot toad.

The rest of the day will include the performance, art class, a special pool event for some, and then another performance. A good day ahead.