I have a lot to think about as our year slowly rolls towards a close. Tomorrow is our annual PTO fundraiser, our Royal Walk. It raises over ten thousand dollars. This year the money will buy upgrades to our basketball courts for recess, more iPads, and art supplies. We are so thankful to have our former PTO president organize this event for several years. She also happens to be one of our favorite substitute teachers. She is a godsend.
One favorite linky is Farley's Currently. I use Farley's classroom version with my kids. We did it as our morning "wake up" this morning. My kids' responses brought laughter, discussions of back up plans (when I grow up), and tears. It was a great discussion point on careers and how few make it to the pro sports teams to which they aspire. It also brought up discussion about whether we need to grow up and so much more.
Now for my personal/professional version of Currently:
With our walk tomorrow beginning at 8 AM, I am hoping the rain is finished. I am so glad we can wear jeans and running shoes tomorrow. I was hoping to walk a couple of miles during our portion, but the blister I earned on Tuesday with our Walking Classroom walks and silly shoes may prevent me from meeting that goal. At least I will be comfy! It should be cool, in the 40's tomorrow morning. Warmer weather returns next week.
I have several days of organizing to get my evidence into a form I want to go with our Danielson Model evaluations. I have two more evals this month, one formal and the other informal.
My surprise, is Jordon from Life is Better Messy Anyway. I loved the title which is why I stopped at her blog many months ago. Then I got hooked on her mix of posts with food, projects, and teaching tidbits. I am looking forward to "meeting her" next week when we do a Mystery Skype. Stop by and check out her latest food post on Skinny Peanut Butter Cheesecake. Yummy!
It's late, and I am rambling on. Have a great Friday!