Thursday, March 29, 2012

Snow Day and Spring Break Is Here!

     Well, it's been a long time since I've written on here.  It's been a busy and difficult year for me, but I made it to Spring Break.  We had snow last week.  That is unusual to have snow in March in Oregon.  Wednesday we had a 2-hour delay.  This was to be our first of two 12 hour days for conferences.  I taught all day and then had evening conferences.  It rained during the day, but during our conference evening it was snowing.  There was lots of snow on the ground when I went home and I did a little slipping in the road.  Thursday was a 12-hour conference day.  Conferences were cancelled because of the snow.  What happens now with those conferences?  We only meet in the spring with the ones we feel need it.  I need some parents to know about their child's behavior (I have too many out of the 31 kids who play and talk rather than listening and learning) or that they are low in reading.  

     I have two students each week who are the V.I.P. for the class.  They take home a bag with a stuffed Pete the Cat, his book, and a binder that explains everything and where the student will write about their time.  Thanks to Erica Bohrer and others for the idea.  One boy came to school on Wednesday, our late-start day, and Pete the Cat was wearing a knitted sweater.  Everyone got a kick out of this!  He said that his mom put it on him.  I meant to take a picture but didn't get to it during our busy day.  Hopefully, he'll bring one after Spring Break.

     I am on Spring Break!  Yeah!  I so much need this break!  
This Spring Break is going by way too quickly.  I can't believe that tomorrow is Friday!  I spent a few days cleaning at home and one day at school.  I visited a friend who had a baby a few months ago and we taught together.   I drove yesterday to spend the rest of the Break in Portland where I grew up.  I'm staying at my dad's house.  Today I saw a friend, who is a teacher.  We went to a movie and had a long lunch together.  It was fun!  I may contact another friend or two in Portland before I return.  I need another week off!

Everyone -- Have a great Friday or as an assistant at my previous school used to say, "Happy Friday Eve!"