Children amaze me. We are down to 19 days of classes for the children. 19.....one and a nine.....I CANNOT even believe how much work I have to do.
Multiple assessments for 21 kids, creating engaging activities for the children to do WHILE I am doing the aforementioned assessments. I have a writing task to teach and score (and I need to finish scoring the previous writing task). Do I need to mention report cards? All this on top of soccer 4 nights a week. Oh! forgot that I have to pack up my classroom to move AGAIN this year. And I am getting a new student on Tuesday. Yes. That is right. A NEW STUDENT WITH 15 DAYS LEFT! And he speaks no English.
OK......so if you read the title of my post so you may see that there is a ray of hope in all this chaos!
When I announced to the students that we were getting a new student, they cheered and clapped. Then they followed up with about a million questions; "Where will he sit?", "What does he look like?", "Can I show him the tadpoles?". I even had one of my sweethearts ask me what color his eyes are.
I am afraid that when our new friend starts, 15 days will go way too fast and we will wish that we had more time.
I don't think that I will do a count down this year.