Archive for June 11th, 2008

Thursday 13 – Things I Want to do Over Summer Break

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

13 things I want to do over summer break:

  • Get caught up on paperwork right away.
  • Do some household organizing, decluttering and cleaning with the children’s help.
  • Plan some healthful, easy menus to use in the upcoming school year. I want to take advantage of my crock pot more than I did this year.
  • Schedule sports physicals for the children.
  • Take the cats to the vet for shots/deworming.
  • Go somewhere special (but still local) for our wedding anniversary.
  • Have friends over for backyard barbeques.
  • Work in the yard.
  • Visit with our son-in-law and grandson (and hopefully our daughter and new granddaughter at some point, also).
  • Read a Love and Logic book.
  • Help summer school students at the middle school.
  • Do some food preparation for high school soccer camp.
  • Go for lots of walks.

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A Quick Post From School

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

This is our last full day of school for the school year. Tomorrow will be a half-day Field Day with outside games for the students. Everyone is so excited, despite the too-cool-for-June weather we continue to experience. (One of the other paraeducators is calling this month “Junuary”, with good cause.)

I’m generally pleased with the progress and learning of the students with whom I work. I think I’ve learned a lot this year, too, about asking the right questions and giving the correct prompts to maximize student learning. I’m looking forward to assisting students during the short summer session. After that, I’m curious what my responsibilities will be next school year. My first choice (if I have a choice in the matter) would be to move up to 7th grade with the students whom I currently know. However, I may be told to work with the incoming 6th graders, which would be just fine, too. There would be the interesting challenge of getting to know new students, and trying to figure out what works best for them, learning-wise. Additionally, I’m now familiar with the 6th grade math curriculum. Guess I’ll just have to wait and be surprised. 🙂

I’ll try to post some more once I get home (This is a lunch time post.), but that may not happen. I’m chaperoning this evening at a barbeque/ice cream social which the parents are hosting for the graduating 8th graders.

See you later, and thanks for checking back. I’ve been too tired/too busy to be very creative lately. I’ll try to do better this summer!