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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Back to school blahs

Sunday has finally arrived. I know that I should be happy, grateful, THANKful to have just had a nice, long, relaxing break from school. Still, that doesn't change the fact that it is now the day before I have to go back to school (and have morning duty this week to make getting up even earlier!), and I'm wishing the break was longer.

Before break, we were studying geometry, creating and identifying 2- and 3-dimensional shapes. We made a flip book for logging 3-D shapes and did a little scavenger hunt around the room for examples. ie, a whiteboard eraser is a rectangular prism, a chair leg is a cylinder, etc.

I sent these flip books home with the kids over break and told them that their homework was to cut out pictures from newspapers, magazines, store fliers, whatever that showed examples of 3-D shapes in real life. They were to glue these pictures inside their flip books and then bring them back for display.

It will be very interesting to see how many flip books I get back tomorrow. I have to say, I'm really not expecting much. A lot of my kids have trouble bringing back homework or signed papers from the night before, much less from 10 days before, so it wouldn't surprise me at all if I only get about half of them back, and of those half, several are half-assed.

Oh well, in the meantime, if anyone is interested, I have set up a blog for my bride-to-be and me. It's got a little slide show and that's about it right now, but you might just see a softer side of Mister Teacher.

I hope everyone had a great break, and good luck in getting back to the grind tomorrow!


Teacher Tom said...

I'm not going to think about it until 8 p.m.

Sadly, my daughter is out of school for two more days . . .

Joan said...

I'm not ready to go back. This break was delicious.

Congrats on the engagement.

Angela said...

Thanks for sharing your wedding blog! I subscribed to the feed immediately. You two are super cute--you've got some great pics. What does she teach?

loonyhiker said...

I love your wedding blog! I look forward to seeing more!

Urban School Teacher said...

Breaks from school will never be long enough, of course. Hope the first day back went well. It could be worse- we haven't had a break since the middle of October and don't finish up for Xmas until
18th December!

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Nancy Flanagan said...

I think of the days immediately following vacations as the "Seven Dwarf Days" --the students are Sleepy, Dopey and Grumpy. But someone has to teach them, lead them back into the learning mode. Onward, upward, etc.. Hang in.