Friday, March 22, 2013

SOL#23 - March 23rd

Today is day 23 of the Slice of Life March, the writing challenge sponsored and run by Stacey and Ruth of "Two Writing Teachers".

The weekend has arrived! But it will be busy, just as this week has.
Friday was my student teacher's last day with us. She has been practice teaching here for 4 weeks. I am really sorry to see her go, as were the children.
She will be an asset to the profession - she had such a wonderful rapport with the children and developed several excellent units. It was Lisa who suggested robots to end the 3D geometry unit.
She is hoping to teach in Italy and then England for a year.

Today was also our marble party - a party the children earn by filling a jar with marbles by performing cohesively as a group. It was great that it worked out for Lisa's last day!
The children planned their party and wanted food (of course), pjs and stuffies and electronics.
A fun time was had by all.

I even learned a new game - if I had a smartphone I might become addicted: 4Pics and a word. I love word games - this would be on a lot!

My husband and I then had supper out at Swiss Chalet (a chicken place we love), as a gift from Lisa. What a lovely start to the weekend.


Linda B said...

So far, I think many had a fine end to the week. It's nice to hear about yours, Beverley. Happy to hear you had a good student teacher-a real gift!

Jackie said...

Marble party.. Dog whistle to elementary tabac hers everywhere. I wondered if I could implement that in middle school but with several classes too tricky. I love marble parties. We have mini earned free time parties in middle now. Happy weekend !!

Carol said...

Sounds like your week ended on a high note! Hope you have a restful and creative weekend!

Anonymous said...

It is great to know that a wonderful new teacher will be entering the profession. Thanks for mentoring her.

Jackie said...

What a great way to end the week and celebrate. I love hearing that the student teachers are full of ideas, enthusiasm and connect with their students. It makes me know that our children have quality teachers in their future. I hope you enjoyed dinner with your husband...and now...have a great weekend. Jackie said...

This is a genuinly happy post! So fun to read about someone finding the joy in all they do! Inspirational!

Kay said...

What a great way to end the week--full of celebration and hope. My daughter has the 4pics game on her iPod. Of course, she wants my help in the car when I'm driving, so I'm not much help.

Tara @ A Teaching Life said...

A full week indeed - how wonderful to send off a new teacher with a party she'll never forget with her first teaching class. Great memories for all, I'm sure.