The last Friday before Spring Break is a curious mix of needing to get academics covered, yet wanting to acknowledge the student's anxious behaviors and set the lessons aside. We did a mix of that today.
In Read Aloud the student teacher finished our chapter book and led a rich discussion among the students. A few small reading groups met, but it was also a time of finishing up work.
I announced the upcoming Clubs after Spring Break while they munched on cookies V. made herself last night, along with a special Mexican bread A.'s mother sent in. We took a long walk to the science trailer with time to observe seasonal changes in the small wetland.
Spelling test follow lunch and recess and we buckled down to review how we did on the practice MAP test. Then it was outside for fresh air of playing and filling bird feeders. Math MAP and room cleaning--Spring Cleaning, they called it finished our day.
It was productive in many fun ways.