It feels like it has been awhile since I have added a new blogpost. I've been drowning in state testing, progress reports, committees, end of the year celebrations, etc. I've barely been able to keep my head above water. I don't know about the rest of you, but this time of year is crazy for me.
BUT on the other hand 33 days seems like a long stretch when your students (and the teacher) have spring fever.
So what do you do? You pull out your most interesting, engaging unit... for us that is...
THE OREGON TRAIL!!
Another great activity students are engaged in right now is our Artist in Residence. Students are studying drama. We have a professional artist visiting our class for the next 5 days. Students are learning about improv and participating in a lot of great theater activities.
And if the count-down to the end of the year wasn't scary enough.. the days until 2nd round of state testing is even scarier... 10 days! 10 DAYS!?!
To help prepare my kiddos for their second attempt, I've created a couple of products and placed them in my TpT store. The first is a "Close Reading Booklet Freebie".
ndependent Reading Partner Novel Studies".
The prompts are based on CCSS for 3rd - 5th grade and cover such aspects as characters, setting, plot, point of view, connections, themes, etc.
So, as the end of the year tug-of-war between not enough time and too much time wages on, I have my plan in place:
1. Keep the students learning and motivated through engaging activities.
2. Focus on what's most important.
3. Enjoy my students. In 33 days they will be out that door and I will miss them.
Thanks for stopping by!