Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Exhaustion

The end of the year responsibilities are starting to overwhelm me! They are usually tough any year...the constant emails and reminder emails and then reminders about the reminder email filling up my inbox, the checklists, the book inventory, the names for awards, the awards, the report cards, the meetings....and of course don't forget those darling, so quiet, well behaved, constantly on task students!

This year it is a little more challenging for me...being at a new school this time of year has proven to be difficult. I feel like I don't know what I'm doing, or what to expect next so I can be prepared. This is very hard for me to accept seeing the my personality is organized, structure based, and well yes OCD. So I "just keep swimming"!

On a lighter note, I have been meaning to share yet another picture of THE hole that was in our playground. This picture definitely does it justice, it was taken by a much braver person than I....

This was the first day I dared to take a picture, and I told you it was MUCH deeper...that I could hear the voices of the workers, but could not see them!


This was THE hole...that same day, just a little bit later



Well it's all covered and yet another memory for the school year!

Finally my potato unit is once again updated with a vocab. page and two more days of lessons. We are working on our SS mapping lesson and Tater Traits (they brought in their cutie taters today...pics soon!)

Click HERE to get the updated unit!



5 comments:

Mrs. Anderson said...

I think many of us are overwhelmed this time of the year, so you are not alone:) Like you, I just keep swimming along. Thank goodness for summer break!!
Connie:)
www.welcometofirstgraderoom5.blogspot.com

Ms. Rachel said...

The end of the year is so crazy!!! I have so many to do lists that I can't even find so I write more!!!


Rachel
Ms. Rachel’s Room

FirstGradeBlueSkies (Jennifer) said...

That's a big old hole!
Jennifer
First Grade Blue SKies

Kristin said...

That is CRAZY!!! That hole!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am so overwhelmed . . . I totally get it. I am eating chips and dip for dinner. It's all I can manage.
A Teeny Tiny Teacher

Truro Deb said...

Hi! I've just run across your blog this past week. I'm returning to the classroom next year after 17 years as a reading inclusion (intrusion?) I love your organizational ideas! Your potatoe chip unit seems so fun. I didn't know if you had seen the science kit that the author of Leon and the Champion Chip, A. Kurzweil, developed. The packaging is adorable. The kit is in a mock potato chip bag complete with the nutritional facts on the back (calories from fat- none, calories from fun- all). The kit is called potato Chip Science Book and Stuff put out by Workman Publishing. Maybe there is something in the kit that would enhance your unit.
Regards, Deb