Call me crazy but I am actually very glad to go back to school tomorrow. I have never been a big fan of spring break; to me it’s just an interruption to my teaching before the end of the year. I would however be ok with getting out a week earlier in May if we did away with it, or going back a week later…
What’s even crazier is we are only back for four days and then out four for Easter. It’s all a little messed up if you ask me, but I was not in charge of the scheduleJ. We will however have extended days for the next 19 days to make up for our missed snow time.
This week we are starting our testing crunch. In April we test for THREE weeks, yep you read that right three weeks in first grade, two tests are state mandated reading tests and one is a standardized test our principal believes is “good practice.”
To take the edge off all the bad news I have many fun things planned for my kiddos the next few weeks. I’ll be starting with Easter this week using activities that center around the Duck! Rabbit! Book I talked about yesterday and this book
The Easter Bunny’s Assistant by Jan Thomas. If you don’t know this book you have to check it out. It is so cute. I’ll be using it in Writer’s Workshop to review how to writing and end the week dying eggs of course! I don’t have anyone that wants to do that with me at my house any more so my kiddos get the job!
It’ll be a short but fun week in first grade this week. I’m glad to be back