We are linking up with Kacey at Doodle Bugs Teaching for her Five for Friday.
1. We had cultural arts on Monday. A guy came to share different instruments from around the world. You know how when a speaker comes and he or she asks for volunteers, and all those hands go up, and then they pick a student to come up to the front to help them out and you are kind of wondering who is going to be picked? Then you see THAT KID get picked and you find yourself going, oooooooooooooooooooooooooooh nooooooooooooooooooo!! Yeah. That happened to me twice during this one presentation. (I have several of those kids in my class, so I guess it was inevitable.) The first one got to sit on an African drum and bang the beat. She handled it pretty well. Then, the other one was chosen to hit a huge bell thing. He did pretty well, too. Phew!! I wish I'd had pictures! It was absolute chaos when he said, "Now, everyone pick an instrument to play..." and 180 kids go in all directions to find an instrument. Yikes. But it's ok. (I can say that now since it's over. I don't handle chaos well.) ;O)
2. We started geometry with some pretzels and marshmallows! Math is always fun with food!! :O)
4. Our grade level had an all day planning today and we got a TON accomplished. That always feels good. We mapped out everything we had to get done before THE BIG TEST in April. That was a little overwhelming because I'm so far behind. I'm trying not to panic, but I was pretty close to tears today. My team was super supportive and helped Stacia and I make a plan of attack. I just LOVE them!!
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Happy Friday to you! We hope you have a great weekend!! How do you handle the stress of "getting it all in"? Stacia and I eat lots of chocolate and jelly beans. The scale doesn't appreciate it, but my psyche does!!
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