Are you having the same bittersweet feelings I am?! Excited that summer is just around the corner, but at the same time, you're sad because this school year is coming to a close? I know I'm sad because I'll be sending on my sweet students, whom I've come to love and enjoy over the year. And I know that you're sad because your babies are leaving elementary school and heading for that next big milestone - middle school! (My son will be in fifth grade next year, and I'm already anxious about the end of fifth grade for him!!)
Well, let's try to make it through this week together. I saw a quote this weekend that really speaks to my emotions about the last week of school:
"Sometimes we're all too quick to count down the days that we forget to make the days count." - Unknown
So let's not worry about counting down the days, but making these last days count! Here's what's going on:
This week, we stay with our homerooms. This will be a wonderful time for us to spend our last hours together! (So bittersweet! Ahh!)
We will be working on the following things in class this week:
Critical Thinking - word skills
Poem-A-Day based on America since Memorial Day is around the corner
Writing Class - choose to write either a narrative, opinion, or expository piece about our Funtastik trip
Music Class - prepare music for our Civil Rights Concert at The Guest House
Poster Making - students will also create posters to go with their music for the Civil Rights Concert
Memory Bags - students will be working on their end of year "memory bags"
As you see, we will be QUITE busy, and NO, the learning has not stopped! We have much to do to prepare for our concert and our end-of-year parent "show."
May is Marvelous: Dates
Tuesday, May 20 Walk to Bruster's; we will take a tour and make our own ice cream flavor! Please send in $3 each. Leave school at 12, arrive at 12:15. Return to school by 1:30.
Wed., May 21 "Always Changing" talks, starting at 8:00 am (boys and girls separate; permission required); Visit Guest House - perform a Civil Rights concert (leave around 9:30; concert around 10 am)
Thursday, May 22nd End of Year Party @ Funtastik, 10 am; please bring in $5 for arcade games. Pizza, cupcakes, and drinks are provided.
Friday, May 23rd Last Day of School; Last Day Breakfast. The school is providing a basic breakfast for all the students; please feel free to send in additional breakfast snacks if you would like. We will eat after announcements. We will have our end-of-year slideshow around 8 am, then students will receive class awards after that. Students will also present their End of Year Memory Bags!
OH... AND... Career Presentation Day was a HUGE success! Thank you for all of your support and for taking the time to come by and visit!