Driving home from the dentist last night I was thinking about first of all, how it's the 31st week of school and second, how much fun we're having in my class.
Every day there are little quips, comments and jokes that I make a mental note to post on the blog and share with you all. Of course, by the time the blogging hour rolls along, those cute little one-liners are long gone. I've even tried writing them down and since teaching is sometimes a lot like hosting a birthday party everyday, those little papers and Post-it notes get lost in the shuffle. It's fun when I find them at the bottom of my purse just when I need something to make me smile.
So I've come here to tell you that we're having a truck-load of fun. We really are. There are so many moments throughout the day where we feel like "a little family" just like I described back in the early days of this blog.
I don't know how many of the funny moments make their way home to you. Perhaps they're just part of the day that the kids don't really recall once they get home and dance practice begins or Ninja classes (LOL!) start. But as a teacher, I see it as one of the most important things that happen in our class. We have a lot of fun. And not in a wasting time kind of way...you know what I mean. We have work to get done and we make the best of it and we get the most of out of the experience.
Grade Three is a big year. You see, as a teacher, we are charged with teaching 10 months of curriculum in 9 months in order to be fully prepared for EQAO in May. We move fast, no question about that. As for the kids, I think it doesn't take them long to realize that Grade Three is a big leap. But all along the way, we're having fun.
A few years ago, I started a twitter account for parents to follow, hoping to share some of these hilarious one-liners and funny moments from our day. I quickly realized that if I had time in my day to "tweet", I was doing something wrong.
But at 5:30 in the morning, I do have time to tell you how much fun we are having, how much I love your kids, appreciate your support and wish you could be a fly on the wall to hear some of the things we laugh about, talk about and sing about.
We're like a little family.