Celebrating A Great Week
The month of November is a time of thanksgiving for us here in the U.S. Come join Ruth Ayres at Discover, Play, Build to share your celebrations.
Last week I shared a post at the Teaching Authors blogsite where they are beginning their annual tradition of inviting others to write Thankus. I continue to be grateful for my colleagues, and especially this first full week of being with this new class. Here is my "Thanku" to them:
my hugging colleagues
let me know I’m not alone
good to know they’re here
Linda Baie ©All Rights Reserved
I had an entire week with my new class, and found it a pleasure every day. It's early days yet, but I know this is going to be a good year. The students (if you don't already know) are a mix of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. We call the oldest group continuing students, for they "continue" from our school and move on to high school. All the class worked hard, and worked fast. They needed to be resilient, and they were! They had a new person working with them, me, who talked and explained in different ways. They created some beautiful art, managed research for their individual topic goals, and some completed projects from the research. We read, talked, and wrote. I'm proud of every one, and look forward to knowing each one better and better.
I managed to rise and leave the house an hour and a half earlier than I have been. I enjoy staying up late, and have been used to leaving for work later. No more of that. But I did it, and it was fine. Along with that, we had the coldest November days ever this week, a high of five degrees on Wednesday! I don't have a garage, my car started, and that is something to celebrate!
Because I'm now at school all day, I will enjoy bringing my granddaughter Ingrid home with me every Friday, and we had that time together Friday, came home and Ingrid played, we read a few books and went out to dinner at Noodles. That's a Friday afternoon of fun with a five year old!
Wishing you many celebrations this coming week!