Monday, March 15, 2004
Just when you think it is spring!
It is pouring outside this morning. It is quite lovely, actually. It's interesting how, when I have a good lesson plan and work for my kids that seems meaningful, I am so much more positive about my day and my life.
I am starting a college/career project with my little monsters. Some state standards that they still have to accomplish are writing a research paper and an essay. So I am going to have them research careers they might be interested in and then choose a college, fill out financial aid paper, etc. That way, when they get to a place where they might think of college they will have some experience with the process. I just remember how long it took me to get up the nerve to fill out that college paper work and think it will be good for them to have seen it before. They are also going to write a college entrance essay. Oh, lofty, yes. But we have time.
I am also going to be holding afterschool workshops on the end of grade test concepts. I am a little less hopeful about that idea. I doubt that very many of them will come. But I am going to try to make it seem exciting. I am considering holding some of them at McDonalds.
Spring break is three weeks away! ¶ 4:03 AM