I also threw in a little "No Homework" pass from Elizabeth at Fun in 4B. I'm not sure what my kids liked more....the chocolate or knowing they had a free night with no homework!
On a side note, I would like to give a shout-out to my amazing principal and mentor. I don't know how many of you get the chance to work for someone who remembers that they are a teacher, first and foremost, but my principal is one of those people. I worked with her as a first year teacher and she brought me with her when she moved schools this past year. She has a million things on her plate, but she took the time to come and help me when I needed it earlier this week. With no lesson plans, no extra time, she came and taught my class one afternoon. I told her I was struggling with classroom management and how to teach without stations (that is another story entirely....and I will have to get into later....I love stations, but this particular group of students cannot handle the independence). She came in and taught a lesson on fractions, whole group, from a textbook and the entire class was engaged! Engaged.....with a textbook.....it was amazing!! You can tell that she just knows what she's doing....and is a natural in the classroom. I was blown away by what she was able to do with no planning, no materials....just a dry erase board and the tables the students were sitting in. I'm blessed beyond measure to work for her!
I hope you are all enjoying your extra long weekend!!! I love 3 day weekends....what do you all have planned for tomorrow???