Showing posts from May, 2014

2πr Increasing and End-of-the-Year Activity

Here I am at 35 weeks!  Thanks for following along with me on this journey!  It's bittersweet to be coming to the end of the school year with my 8th graders.  They have been along for this pregnancy journey too and when I look back on being pregnant I know I will remember these students for being a part of it.

This group of kids were a good group and it's always a little sad to say good-bye and watch them graduate… but on the other hand, it is exciting to be at the end of another school year and feel like they have really learned so much and are ready to move on to high school.
Since my first year of teaching, I have realized the importance of having a few little projects or activities in my back pocket for the end of the school year.  With weird schedules, disruptions, end-of-the-year procedures, and lack of student motivation, it is important to have some interesting things to do with the students that keeps them busy and engaged!
One of my favorites is creating kaleidocycle…

2πr Increasing and Awesome Kids

Whoa… large circumference!

Week 34
It's a little less fun getting dressed in the mornings for school.  Finding tops that fit is getting to be a challenge.  I'm still dealing with my swollen feet so that is why you are seeing these coral flats a lot-- there are 1 of the 3 pairs of shoes that fit.
Being an 8th grade teacher this years brings a lot of end-of-year events that I have to attend in the evenings that makes for long days.  The other night I attended an event called Best of Berwyn where students in the community are recognized for achievement and service.  It is such a great event and I was so proud that 3 of the top 20 are kids I teach.  At the event, they announced the winners and 2 of my students were in the top 3 and 1 was the overall winner!  Best of Berwyn: Top 3 (my students are the two on the right)