Spring Break and Sunshine
Happy Easter Everyone! I hope you are enjoying a sunny Easter weekend and time with family or friends. For those of you still dealing with winter weather, I hope you will find some relaxing time and I wish you warmer weather soon. Here is a picture of spring in S. Korea. This is how my grandsons greeted spring.
I have been very busy since Spring Break started helping out my daughter with her new son. She came to visit with the 3 grandchildren. Time went by quickly working around playing, feeding, napping, and cleaning up at the end of the day. I didn't get much work done on the computer, but I got to make memories. So much better use of time.
My granddaughter calls me "best friend". It is so cute. When we do something she talks about doing them with her "best friend". That means the world to me that I am special to her.
I have been working on a great money unit that I am just about to post. Here is a sneak peek of it being used in my classroom. It is exciting to watch the kids work with the money and actually understand how to use it in real world situations. We are going to do the culminating activity after the break. Stay tuned for photos and a new unit.
Happy Easter Everyone!
Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring!
The craziness of February has passed and now we are preparing for spring. Groundhog Day, Hundreds Day, Family Day, Valentines Day, cultural activities, and assessment. Phew! Now on to Spring and the quickly approaching Spring Break.
Report Cards Are Done.....Yippee! Do the Happy Dance!
Finally, a day without writing report cards! It is amazing how the weight is lifted once they are done. I slept in and then had a day to do some of the things that have been piling up. Then I got to go to watch the high school production of Aladdin. Several of our ukulele students were performing in it.
Tomorrow I will print my report cards out, hand them in for proofing on Monday, and then take some time for me.
I don't know about the rest of you, but that is a luxury for me lately. I am definitely ready for Spring Break and some R and R. Two weeks to go!
This is a game board that I created with a sports theme because it reminded me of spring coming. They are generic so that they can be used for many different games. Click on the image to get a copy.
Blog by Province Linky Party
I am so excited to be able to link up with other Canadian bloggers.
Ms. McKay from Teaching is a Gift has created a linky party that connects Canadian bloggers with other in the same province.
I have met so many fabulous teachers through their blogs, but I felt like something was missing. I am a real homebody and I wanted to be linked to "Home". For me, that is the place where I live and teach.
Terms like Common Core are still a bit foreign to me. I guess it would be the same for my American friends if I started talking about our curriculum strands. In British Columbia, teachers would be familiar with terms like IRPs and PLOs which stand for Integrated Resource Packages and Prescribed Learning Outcomes.
There are many overlapping concepts, learning outcomes, goals and objectives, but the terminology is different.
If I look past the terminology and check out the products, it is easy to see how they can be adapted to fit. I appreciate that so many teachers have graciously provided them for us to access. Now, I have the chance to connect with some of the Canadian teachers and help this market to grow and blossom in the way that the American market has.
Mrs. D over at Reading With Mrs. D is putting together a Booking Across Canada party and she is looking for representatives from all of the provinces and territories.
About Me Charlene Sequeira
I am a wife, mother of 4, grandmother of 9, and a retired primary and music teacher. I love working with kids and continue to volunteer at school and teach ukulele.