4. Lots and lots of materials were being given away this week. Teachers did not want to move them. Here is one stack of big books. I got so many resources this week, it isn't even funny!! I am going to Walmart today to get more shelves! After awhile, teachers didn't take their big books down to the give away tables, they just brought them to my corner of the reading room. Really. I got tons of books that will be great to read to students this summer and in a classroom! But I also got some great book for emergent readers! Maybe you are not super excited, but sometimes all it takes is that ONE thing to excite a student and a big book just might be the key! Whoot!
I don't have a photo and I am not sure which of the many exciting things to insert here. I will be working at Kids Kampus daycare center this summer in a 3/4 combined room. We will do preschool whole group activities, craft activities/fine motor skills, swim lessons, centers, and so much more. I am looking forward to a busy and rewarding summer!
Also, I will be working one on one with a student who improved dramatically in reading this school year and was reading on grade level at the end of the year. His mom is a colleague and friend and we decided it would benefit him to do some summer tutoring/reading so he keeps those gains! I can't wait!
So, technically, that was six because I crammed two into that last one. And emotionally it was like 12.5 since I am feeling very emotional about a child graduating and leaving the nest and the end of the school year and leaving the people I see every day and some uncertainty about the future.
Lastly, I want to thank you all for your constant support and prayers. "THE" job has not appeared yet, but I have grown much more confident in my ability to present the real me in interviews and I have not been blanking out nearly so much. I can't sell something I don't have, but it is really a shame when my mind goes blank and I can't show off the teacher that I AM in the interview process. So thanks for all the prayers and good thoughts. I can tell they are working! Happy Summer everyone!