I was online today like a legit fool--on zoom meetings day in and day out! Partially, this is my own fault because (you guys know this already) I find 'making stuff' for the computer to be a hobby so I am hoping to help some other teachers who are not quite as comfortable with the computer unroll their lessons to students. Hey...speaking of unrolling lessons: I believe that next week we can start 'unrolling' some new stuff your way. Don't get worried or stressed about that: hopefully, if nothing else, it gives you a lot of variety so you can pick activities that will both entertain AND educate. Right now, I truly feel like my brain is starting to shrink a little bit and I look forward to getting more in a routine. This evening, I got the email about school being cancelled in person until May 4th. I just can't believe it! (Even though I know that I should have seen that coming...) I guess I just continue to be romantic about our class meeting together in person again. Listen--if school gets canceled for the year you must each promise me a reunion gathering when group events are safe again. I miss you, big time. Hope you are enjoying these LOOONNNGGGG days.
It is grocery store time and I did my. best persistent protestor act to talk Cameron into getting Home Slice instead of groceries. I plan to survive off of turkey sandwich alone today! WHAT? You've never had a turkey sandwich from Home Slice? You are missing out, friend. Think of how much better Home Slice pizza is than regular pizza. Now IMAGINE what they could do to the turkey sandwich? I've also have been drinking copious amounts of "Cup of Calm" tea. Does it work? No. But, have you really ever seen me calm? Very doubtful. Therefore, the tea might work on others just fine. Speaking of seeing me, I felt like this video background of Cameron's wiggling toes would actually be more entertaining than my face today so, there's that little spoiler for you! Hope you are getting outside--even in the rain--and soaking up some of the slowness of these days. p.s. We have a team meeting on Wednesday to talk up setting up some more zoom meetings. Will keep you posted!
Hello, wonderful class-people. Oh, how I miss you! Seriously! I'm going bananas. I hope that you are getting outside and enjoying the time "off" and all that time with your family. I know it might make you feel a little crazy sometimes, but when we all look back on this it will be an insane story to tell! So...try to make some good memories while you are at it, if you can muster it!
You will be able to tell by this day's read-aloud how stir-crazy I am. This is certainly not the most professional video I've ever created but it did keep my little monkey brain entertained, so that's a win. I tried to take an online yoga class but the zoom kept freezing up. It is hard enough for me to relax when the class was working but when the teacher-guy froze up for the third time I just yelled " Forget IT!!!" and then was happy you weren't there to watch me set a bad example in the areas of patience and flexibility. haha! I'm working on it though, I pinky swear.
We are meeting as a team with Mr. Drummond this week and one of our agenda items is talk about when/how to schedule another zoom meeting so look forward to more info coming soon! Miss you, little beasts!
I hope you say yes because it might be my favorite task right now! I noticed the first page had quite a few visitors so that is a good sign! Here is a little Kneeknock update for you. (Is that the most disturbing still frame shot you've ever seen. It looks like I'm about to punch someone or something?!)
So...almost everybody on the Google form said "YES!" to continuing our read-aloud. I'm thrilled to have a little chore that resembles our normal class, too! I miss you! Here is part 1. I will send out another Salome Check-In form next week and see what you think. If all goes well and you like this format, I'll continue it here!