Then there were the Super Bowl parties. Since the Packers made it to the Super Bowl, it was obviously the obligation of these crazy northerners to have a party in every classroom. So at our school we had a tailgate lunch and individual teachers were responsible for whether or not they wanted to have celebration events. Some teachers had parties with food, others hosted trivia contests, read books about the Super Bowl, and many dressed up in green and gold. Needless to say, everyone was trying to convert me to a Packer's fan.
We also had 2 nights of parent/teacher conferences in one week. That was a chatoic week. I met with half of my student's parents.
Next, there were the Valentine's Day parties. The kids enjoyed lots of sugary treats and candy. Very few valentines came without candy or treats. Some teachers had rootbeer floats, others had ice cream sundays, or lunch parties. Everyone seemed to have a lot of fun. All the teachers were very nice and wanted to make sure I felt included, despite the fact that I had no children in my room for most of the day.
Here is the craft I had my students make for Valentine's Day. Once they were all completed they put them on the tree on my classroom door. Then they took them home on Valentine's Day and gave them to a loved one.
Overall, I'm very happy with my students' progress. Some days it seems slow and frustrating, but they are getting there. I'm working with the Speech teacher to help my students learn the W questions and to help students pronounce words correctly.
Here's to hoping we have a snow day tomorrow!!!