Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Slice of Life: Mid Day Thoughts
I''m excited to be joining Two Writing Teachers for Tuesday Slice of Life at midday. It's lunch time and most days I am eating lunch. Today feels different. As I greeted my students this morning quickly, they didn't even have time to unpack their backpacks. We had a fifth grade assembly to kick off "Take A Part Day" which will be celebrated in fifth grade for the next three afternoons. It was difficult for me when I wasn't able to connect with my students first thing especially after a three day weekend. B. wanted to share some concerns about his graded paper that he got back Friday. M. wanted to share that she continued to collect words over the weekend. E. shared that she won her soccer game. It's the personal connections that matter even more as we start our last five days of school. I am thinking now it is important to stay in our routine and continue to celebrate scientists, historians, readers, writers, mathematicians and wordsmiths right up until the last day of school.