Monday, May 21, 2012

Week 36

This is an unreal blog for me to write.  The end of so many things are going to happen by the end of this week:  the end of RVPS, the end of my teaching career (42 years is a LONG time) and the end of this school year with my final class.  

This week will be filled with cleaning, packing, and moving.  Please excuse the less than educational things we may do since we will have no desks, etc.  We are scrubbing today and bringing home all our school things.  I will send report cards tomorrow so I don't forget.  Please have your child continue to bring a backpack. We probably will continue to have some great give aways.  

I am going to send home a packet that has some ideas for summer activities.  It was a plan made last year so the dates are wrong but the activities are still good.  Just adjust the timing. 

I am so glad to see that so many accepted the reading challenge.  I hope more than one finish.  Only one did last year.  I hope this bunch costs me a bunch at the end of summer.

A good web site for math skills is IXL Math.  Your child can do 20 questions per item for free.  A family membership is $9.95/month or $79/year.  That would allow all the children in your household to do the game not just the first grader.  It starts at pre-school if I remember correctly.  It might not be a bad family investment, especially if you have more than one child.

Andrea Rhoton threw me a great retirement party on Friday night.  What a surprise.  My children and wonderful friend from Florida flew in for the occasion. . .it was so special.  RVPS has made a great school family of wonderful, and caring teachers.  I have also made so many friends in the parents of students and in students who are now adults.  What a great place this has been!!!

Retirement is going to bring its blessings and it challenges.  It is kind of scary when teaching is the only thing I know.  I'm sure in late July my "get ready to go back to school" clock will kick in.  It will be interesting to see what I chose to do then and how I feel.  That is still a mystery!!!

Thanks you so much for sharing your child with me.  It has been a great ride!!!

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