Today will be part two of my mother's 70th birthday celebration. Yesterday, we surprised her with three out of town guests. Her sisters flew in from Annapolis and Houston. One of her cousins drove down from Cleveland to join in the fun. All her children and grandchildren showed up at once to add to the surprise. (She is expecting us today, but not at all yesterday.) I am looking forward to heading home tonight and being with the people who mean the most to me!
The Ohio Achievement Assessments are this week. We have reading on Wednesday and math on Friday. Next year, we will add social studies as well. I am feeling... Let's just say I am feeling how every other teacher is feeling about testing. Enough said.
As soon as testing is over, we will start our final reading and writing projects. The students are super excited about this. They will be writing biographies. In addition to a formal written report, students will complete a project of their choice. We have already brainstormed a list of projects which I will post as soon as it becomes official. I am super excited to get back to some creative lessons and activities.
I'm off to check out what everyone else is up to this week. Thank you, Jennifer, for hosting this linky!
Have a great week! Wish me luck with the testing. I know my students will do their best, and that's all I can ask.