--School Stuff: Student final exams were this week. It's been a struggle getting my 8th graders to focus, since they've finished their final exam, they think they are entitled to "free time" until the end of the school year. Yeah, right!
--Good news: We received confirmation that reading and language arts will NOT be combined next year! This means I can focus on reading strategies and helping my students with reading gains. Reading and teaching reading are my passion...it's been a frustrating year having to also teach writing. Next year, things should be much better!
--Emma: I took Wednesday off of work to attend Em's Pre-school graduation party. SO cute and SO fun. (And I SO admire her teacher...I could NOT teach a class of 10 3 and 4 year olds on a daily basis without losing it!)
Em with her teacher Ms. Stephanie (Yes, Ms. Stephanie is young! However she is "certified" and has the ambition of wanting to one day run her own childcare center. She is energetic and creative and Em LOVES her!)
Ms. Stephanie gave an "I Noticed Your Talent Award" to every student. Em's talent was "Most Likely to be a Future Educator." HEHEHE! My 2 sisters and I are all teachers. Our mother was a teacher. And much of my dad's job consists of conducting safety-related "trainings." I am hoping this award is because Em is helpful and informative...and not because she's too bossy.
Eating their pizza party lunch
My sweet girl
Nice banner made by Ms. Stephanie
Em and her classmates L to R: Wisdom, Kaylee, Em, Todd, Christian, Zion, Camille, Jarian
Name Game Results: A few posts ago (click here) I posted a Name Game question to determine how many of my readers "pronounce" my name the way I do.
Drumroll please. The answer is: Uh-lawn-uh My family has called me "Lon" for years. :)
Don't worry if you pronounced it wrong. As long as you don't call me "Allen" like Mrs. Carey, my very scary high school geometry teacher did on more than one occasion, we'll get along just fine!
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