Well the last day of school came and went. It’s always bittersweet for me.
It is exciting to have summer vacation and to spend more time at home at the monastery.
But I miss my students (and while some will return to my classroom next year, several are moving on to kindergarten). Continue Reading
The final days of school just fly by, don’t they? We had as much fun at our local public library as we did at the park!
We walked 4 blocks from school to the library, where we met the children’s librarians. Continue Reading
On Tuesday we walked to our local park to play and have a picnic. Nothing but fun this time of year!
We threw soft frisbees, played with our parachute, climbed and ran and slid and used our OUTDOOR VOICES! Continue Reading
It’s the last week of school. I feel like a kid myself: I’m so excited!
And we’re having so much fun! We have lots of great activities planned, but one of the most loved is Water Day. Continue Reading
I am not a teacher who has ever counted down the last days of school.
I enjoy my job and the students and families I work with every day during the school year.
I’ll miss every one of them!!!
I’ll miss the excitement and joy that only a preschooler can offer. Continue Reading
I have gone back this week to start packing things up for the summer. This is one of my least favorite tasks … but the cleaning staff won’t touch my room until I get it done!
It’s got to be done, but I get very sad as I start to remove the children’s names from our tables and chairs. I get lonely for their sweet faces, young voices and big hugs as I take down the pictures they drew for me over the year. The room starts looking very empty. Continue Reading
We went to the Public Library on Wednesday this week. I loved showing the kids how much fun you can have for free! Ms. Lori and Ms. Alice, the librarians, showed us around and talked about all the fabulous happenings at the library for the summer. They read us a delightful book, Goldie Socks and the Three Libearians. Then we enjoyed free time to look at the picture books. Continue Reading
This is always a bittersweet time for me. I am looking forward to summer, including being home for Noon Day prayer, taking a class on iPads, going to the Benedictine Spirituality Workshop and Retreat, and being on a more relaxed schedule. (The IPad class sounds great: Each participant will receive a full day training on how to use it in the classroom. Topics will include setup, management, digital books, online resources and student apps. I hope to receive helpful information on how I might be able to use it as a group center activity for literacy centers and math centers.) Continue Reading
We had our spring program last week … and it was truly fun. Every grade participated, enjoying the special gifts everyone could bring. The littlest ones bring such sweet innocence while the older ones bring a growing professionalism. Continue Reading