05 June 2014

Six days to go

Life at this end of the school year is hectic. I'll be honest and say I'm ready for the "summer" break, but it also won't be all just sitting around and relaxing. So what have I been up to, and what will I be doing in the next 8 days.

Things that are finished:

  • Writing Report cards
  • End of year concert

Things that still have to happen:

  • Saturday 7th June - end of year staff lunch
  • Tuesday 10th June - take class to see the Grade 6 Science Fair
  • Wednesday 11th June - end of year field trip to Kids City
  • Wednesday 11th June - stationery requests for next year due to me
  • Wednesday 11th June - teacher resources from leaving teachers due to me
  • Wednesday 11th June - teacher resource check-lists from returning teachers due to me
  • Wednesday 11th June - remember to send home report cards
  • Friday 13th June - review stationery requests and consult with principal over any unusual requests
  • Friday 13th June - Reading and Writing Continuums and Math Summary sheets to be completed for every student, along with a writing sample and running records.
  • Friday 13th June - last day of school

Once school is out, then I've got another "To Do" list including things like:

  • Dental check-up
  • Stationery Supply Purchasing
  • Create pictorial Math Manipulatives Catalogue
  • Check student workbooks for next year
  • Check teacher resources from leaving teachers and organise any replacement items that are needed
  • Buy fabric and make chair bags for my classroom
  • Lots of piano practice
  • Read lots of books
  • Start studying towards my Graduate Certificate in Education (Inclusive Education) which I hope will eventually lead to my Masters of Education
  • Prep my classroom for next year including setting up for The Daily 5
  • Review Science & Social Studies Units and think about how I can improve on them for next year
  • Write Unit plans for Language Arts Units
  • Read some more books
  • Catch up with friends
  • Watch a movie or two
  • Set up my plan book for the first half of next year
  • Take a trip to Bangkok for some Rest and Relaxation
  • and I'm sure I'll think of other things to do.
So that's what my life looks like for the next couple of months. I wonder how much I will actually achieve. Now you know why I need a long summer break. Believe me it won't all be "holidays"!


  1. Go well in these last days of the school year and then have a great break.

    But yes, when I was teaching, I found that I spent probably half the holiday time working - preparing and planning, making and studying. But the good thing is, you can do it at your own rate and in your own time. So enjoy the planning, enjoy the resting and let us know how you go.

    Shall pray for you as soon as I have hit publish on this comment.

    1. Thank you. Yes, I will enjoy being able to do things at my own pace and fitting the work in among other fun activities. Thanks for the encouragement Meredith.


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