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Saturday, April 10, 2010
Teacher Appreciation week is a lovely yet awkward gesture stemming from the PTA. Our PTA is AMAZING and yet I dread this "special" week of school because I don't like the idea of forced compliance when it comes to really thinking about your teacher and having to play nice when it comes to writing that thank you note. Most of the students are sincere and I do read every note, but it's just a little uncomfortable. I hear Mother's Day can feel the same way.
Our room mothers are fabulous and somehow they rallied the children to donate to a great cause: our classroom game cupboard. We received SEVEN brand spankin' new games for the fifth graders to enjoy during inside recess (which we had, like, EIGHT inside recesses the week before Spring Break...). This certainly freshened up our little cupboard of amusements and the children were audible in their praise, "Thank you SO much for getting a new CHESS set!!!" Now that we're past spring break, we'll probably never have another inside day this school year.
Some of my students got really creative with their egg projects. One boy just had to show off his new solid purple skinny jeans, and I thought I would show off some of the watercolors and haiku. It's all just kind of springy.