I can hardly believe it, but we are down to the final last half day of school tomorrow. I packed up my classroom almost a week ago, sent everything home, took away the kids' desks, and pushed them all to the side of the room. However, I let them (and their parents) know that school wasn't over yet, just the tests were, and now we were going to have some fun with other ways of learning. So, with no desks, chairs, supplies, etc., we took advantage of the spacious room and did a lot more hands on stuff. I think I actually enjoyed them more without all their stuff. One day they practiced and performed Reader's Theaters, they've done a lot of partner and group reading, we turned multiplication and division into real life situations by making equal groups of students on the floor, we enjoyed a game day, and tomorrow they're performing a talent show in the morning. It's turned into a fun-filled few days.
Once school is over tomorrow, then maybe I can get caught up on blogging (as I realized it's been over a week since I last made an entry....)
- I am a wife, daughter, mother, bilingual teacher, poet, author, women's Bible study teacher, world traveler, orphan advocate, and an adoptive mother. Our adoption journey has been filled with a lot of hurt and loss, along with even more hope, grace, and healing. Through it we have experienced more of God than we ever bargained for and have watched Him miraculously redeem our story when we surrendered all the broken pieces to Him.