It’s Friday! I’m linking up with Doodlebugs today for Five for Friday!
These past couple of weeks have been a whirlwind! We took our first ever trip to Disney World last week, and would you believe that we ALL GOT SICK!? My 9 year old started throwing up the first night we were there, and things spiraled. All 7 people traveling with us (husband and me, three kids, and in-laws) had this stomach virus before we left. It couldn’t all be at once, either. We took turns. I’ll never go on a trip again without a mini-pharmacy in my suitcase! We’re going to try and squeeze out a few make-up days at Disney next month when school lets out.
We got home last Saturday and my husband and I headed to New Orleans on Wednesday for the Louisiana Middle School Association Conference. I presented sessions yesterday and this morning on interactive notebooks and we’re driving home now. I have another conference in New Orleans next weekend – it’s the International Reading Association Conference. Talk about busy!! If you’re going to the IRA conference then be sure to stop by and visit us in the exhibit hall!
And in between these two little jaunts, I made it to my *new school* this week to sign my contract. That’s right! I’m SO excited to share this news with you! This fall I’ll be teaching in a wonderful school that’s closer to home with an amazing principal that supports creativity and innovation. If you’ve ever worked for someone who didn’t, then you can appreciate this the way I certainly will! I’m also really, really, REALLY excited about focusing on one grade only! I’ll teach three sections of (my absolute favorite!) 6th grade ELA in 100 minute blocks. It’ll be reading, writing, grammar, and spelling. I can’t wait to spend this summer pouring over and revising my 6th grade scope and sequence in preparation for next school year. That kind of sounds sarcastic, but it is TOTALLY NOT! Hahah!
And finally, I’ll spend this weekend finishing up my lesson pack for the last few weeks of school and hopefully getting it posted! I’m also working on finishing up my grammar notebook. I’ve given myself a two-week deadline on it, so hopefully I can manage it!