First real year back to teaching is in the can. All in all, I think it was a good year. Last week was crazy, K-5 field day, Kindergarten concert, 8th grade continuation and Middle School field day all in one week. I’m super proud of my students and all we did this year. I’m pretty sure my learning curve was as steep as theirs. Heh.
Middle School did a movement unit this year that culminated in a “Tinikling/Line Dance/Thriller Flash Mob” Sort of. Lots of work but totally worth it.
1-2’s did a seasons program with songs that spanned the year. (Thank you K-8 magazine!)
3-5’s did The Elephant’s Child. Pretty sure I’m never going to get the Great Grey Green and Greasy Limpopo River out of my head.)
3rd trimester in Middle School is the guitar unit. My beginning guitars had a contest to play our school song for the Kindergarten Program. They were adorable. 6th graders and Kinders.
8th grade pulled off a classy continuation. I had a pair of 8th graders who performed Vegas by Sara Bareilles and it was lovely. They made the song their own which I thought was just brilliant. It was just acoustic guitar and her voice. Loved it. Can you tell how I really feel? Heh. I wish I could show you the rehearsal video. Stupid personal code of ethics. Here’s a live version.
So anyway, it’s summer and I slept in all the way to 7 am. Heh.