What a week! All I can say is TGIF! I've missed the last couple of weeks but I am back this week to link up with Kacey over at Doodle Bugs Teaching for her weekly Five for Friday.
1. May Currently
I can't believe it is already May! This year has just flown by! I am going to add my May currently as one of my randoms.
Most important item on this list: Only 3 more Mondays!!! Woohoo! Go check out the other May currentlys over at Oh' Boy 4th Grade!
2. STAR Reading Test
Anybody else do the STAR reading and math tests? Oh boy. To say that I was stressed out about the reading part is an understatement! We took the test yesterday morning and I didn't sleep at all the night before because I was so worried about it. But guess what? My firsties ROCKED that test! I mean every single one of them! They all showed at least a year's worth of growth and most of them were close to two. They are all reading on at least a second grade level, even my little struggler that I was worried about. Now we move on to the math part on Monday but I am not quite as stressed about that one because my kids are really strong in math.
3. Next Year
Well I found out a couple of weeks ago that two of the girls that I teach with were probably going to have to move down to Kindergarten next year. We have known all year that one of them were because we had 5 units in first grade this year and only 3 in Kindergarten. But then about 2 weeks ago we were told that there would only be 3 first grades next year. I don't know what I would have done this year without these two. I could not ask for two better coworkers or friends. They were also the teachers that I wanted for my little one coming up to first grade next year. We have all been holding out a little hope that maybe they wouldn't have to move after all, but at our faculty meeting on Wednesday, our principal told the whole faculty about it so we think it's pretty offical. This has just been an emotional and stressful week for me.
4. Birthday Party!
On to happy things! This weekend is my boys' birthday party and they are so excited! This has of course added to my stressful week, but not as much as in years past. We are doing a swimming party at the indoor pool at the local YMCA and should be a lot of fun. I am most excited about getting to see my sister and her family! We haven't seen them since Thanksgiving because they were in Houston over Christmas while my brother in law was receiving raditation treatment. Hopefully only
2-4 more chemo treatments and he will officially be in remission!
I am part of a great giveaway going on right now.
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Have a great week! I will be back on Sunday with some big news!