Saturday, June 6, 2009

No More Students...

LOTS of books...
Lots of teachers' tired looks!

Friday was my last day with the class of 2018. They were a great group! I can't pick favorites, but...

Our "First Annual Third Grade Olympics" were a HUGE hit. It was a bit of planning on the teacher's part, but a wonderful end of the year activity. The school I am at does not hold any kind of field day, so we decided we would do our own. We did a big unit on ancient civilizations in social studies, so we named each color team after a different group that we studied. We had all sorts of events...some traditional like sprints, some goofy like shave the water balloon and shoe kicking. Thankfully the weather cooperated. We ordered cheap medals and ribbons and they had a GREAT time.

I got the cutest gift from one of my students. My camera batteries are dead right now, so I will post a picture later.

The end of the year is not one of my favorite times as a teacher. There are lots of classroom moves going on. (Thankfully I am not one of them!) There are a lot of teachers with short fuses right now. The end of the year checklist is driving me nuts. I am not a paperwork kind of gal. But I am taking the weekend off and the end is in sight!

Now to start planning four weeks of summer afternoon program...

3 comments:

Mel @ A Box of Chocolates said...

We don't have a field day either and I've always been jealous of those who did, although I'm sure they are a lot of work. Fabulous idea with the Olypics! I am one of the teachers who is moving and the end of the week was a killer. I did get all my paperwork finally completed. My old room is completely empty and I have about 3/4 of my new room packed up. Thankfully we have a teacher workday Monday so I'm hoping to be finished everything by then. Have a good weekend, rest up!!

Brittany Ann said...

I hate the end-of-the-year checklist! I love how they have to make "Turn in your keys" sound so bureacractic.

Agate Lake Girl said...

Do you know what your plans are for next year as far as maternity leave and all that?