It's a beautiful day in northeast Iowa. Sun is shining. Birds are singing.
And I am "stuck" in the classroom.
I know. That sounds so negative. I don't mean to be, but like the kids I teach, I am ready to be done. I'm trying to make the last few days (5) as engaging as possible, but it's tough. I hate the phrase "winding down" because it seems like that means we aren't doing anything.
Make no mistake, we are doing things---
- We are putting together writing portfolios and and reflecting on the journey we have been on this semester
- We are putting the finishing touches on "graduation" speeches to be delivered in the next few days
- Act 5 of Romeo and Juliet awaits us.
I can't help think of summer and all I want to do:
- Spend as much time as I can at the lake
- READ The Maze Runner trilogy
- Work on "flipping" creative writing--videos, powerpoints, handouts, etc so I can get off to a flying start in August
- READ Wonderstruck
- I need to review my curriculum for Drama since I will be teaching it again next year
- READ The Future of Us
- Create a new English 9 web site
- READ Write Like This
- Review activities in for my speech class. It needs an update
- READ Beauty Queens
- Golf a lot
- READ Crank, Glass and Fallout
- See a few concerts at the park
- READ The Running Dream
- Swim with the grandkids
- READ whatever else I want
- Enjoy myself and relax
The pile of books I'm working on taking home is quite large. I don't know if I will get them all read, but I'm sure going to try!
And now, back to writing the Romeo and Juliet final test....