You remember the last day before Spring Break. Crazy. But what you don't remember is how terrible it was for your teacher. I generally do not schedule a lot of hard concepts and skills on Friday. They just can not do it. I especially feel that way about the Friday before SB. So today we read a book, sang several songs, did a money page, practiced writing our names correctly, read a chapter of Charlotte's Web, and enjoyed fun centers. You may be wondering why I am reading Charlotte's Web to Kindergarteners? We are seeing the play at Children's Theater, and they actually like the book. I sit on the floor and let them lay on the floor all around me, and they love it! But one thing just sent my class over the edge. One of their favorite classmates moved to Jackson at Christmas and they were just so upset. He happened to be back in town today so he came to visit today and brought cookies for my class. I didnt tell them until about an hour before he got there because I knew they would be crazy. They were uncontrollable while he was there and after he left. At one point there was someone crawling around on the floor while another child poked them in the rear with an oversized crayon, two people sitting under an open umbrella, people flicking pencils off tables, and I that point I realized I had lost total control of the classroom. The headache I developed through all of that was unbelievable.
So anyway, to say the least, SB was very much welcomed. It worked out nicely that my husband will also be enjoying SB with me! We will sleep late, watch TV, and take some naps. I need to try and fit in some graduate work so I dont fail out of the program, need to work on some lesson plans, need to work out so I can not be fat by summer, need to paint some rooms in the house, and need to clean the house- we shall see if any of those things get done :)
If your on SB- ENJOY!