I'm sitting at school getting some work done. Matt Kearney is playing on my Pandora station, which makes this dreary afternoon a little more palatable. I love being at school after everyone has gone home (or early before everyone comes in) because it gives me time to slow down and reflect.
It's been a busy week. I know, all weeks are busy, aren't they? Spring gave us a little tease yesterday, only to be overshadowed by winter today. Yesterday also gave us some time to celebrate all the great work going on in our upper grades. We invited parents to an Open House to see the work their kids are doing. The thing I LOVED most about last night was that it was all about the kids. They planned it, they created the activities, and then they showed off their hard work in the evening. I sat back and watched the magic happen. It was wonderful!
My students wanted parents to do a little work. Our stations included:
- Completing a poem from the Poetry Box Project
- Writing a Slice of Life story
- Adding to our Did You Know Thursday graffiti board (A Thursday tradition where we share interesting facts from the nonfiction we are reading)
- Learning how to do division with an open array
- Learning about the Revolutionary War and how it affected Ohio
- Checking out our reading notebooks
- Sharing our Google 20% projects
The kids were so very proud of themselves and the parents enjoyed seeing their children shine!