Set-up: I teach PK-5th grade and see grades 1/2 and 3/4 in a multi-age set up. I see 3/4 students twice per week for 45 minutes at a time. This week I felt like playing–like giving students more power to play and create and let go of the target structures I have in mind. Oh my sweet baby Jesus, I am having the BEST time. … Continue reading Best Day Ever!
It’s that time. That horrifying, awful, terrible, cantijuststayinbed time between Spring Break and Summer. For me, that means 25 true days of instruction (some nebulous planning/conference days thrown in there until the show’s really over, though). Usually around this time of year I give up. Completely. And I usually blame it on circumstances. Here are some of my past excuses: -The schedule is all messed … Continue reading 25.More.Days.
At 7:45 a.m. it begins. “Madame! Madame! Madame! Bonjour!” “Madame! Madame! Madame! How is Lemon (my dog)?” “Madame! Madame! Madame! Here’s an invitation to come to my camp with me!” These days I rarely ever hear the word Madame just once at a time, nor without a tone of sheer delight behind it. Yesterday a student told me during a passing time “Madame, don’t tell … Continue reading Madame! Madame! Madame!