Thursday, February 18, 2010

100 Days!!

Today is the 100th Day of school. I always assign my students the task of making t-shirts that have 100 things on them for homework. We had some a amazing ones today but even better were the 100! glasses that the kids made as part of one of their centers. So funny!!! I love little kids!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

So you can see...

Okay... remember me telling you about all the snow? Well, these images are so that you can see what it was like for us. Now, I know that some of you are used to REAL snow, but here we are not... so this little bit was intense. Anyway, just thought you'd like to see it all go down!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Snow Days

Recently, the Williamsburg area has been hit with insane amounts of snow and wintry conditions and we took some time out from school for it. What a blessing that was, let me tell you! But the bad part is having to make up the days we miss. I don't remember having to do that in any other place that I have worked so it's a bit of a shock to the teaching system! So far, we've had to make up one day from the big Nor'easter and one day from the big snow storm. So it hasn't been that bad altogether but I'm just hoping there are no more days off due to weather!! I can't be stuck here making them up as I try to get as much out of this country as possible before moving on to Turkey.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Snow Days

So we have had 2 full days off from school because of the snow storm that landed here in Hampton Roads, and then the students and some employees had another day off today because of the yuck all over the roads still while the teachers and administrative staff were required to go in. I don't understand why we needed to be there, there were no children and we had just come off a week with 3 half days that were primarily work days. I was very much caught up on all required things in my classroom and so I have to say I was annoyed to be forced to go in when we will all still be required to make up for the two missed student days still. Sure, it was nice to have 5 hours to just work in my classroom (a hidden gift for most teachers) but the pure rest would have been a huge blessing too.