My students are quickly disappearing! I can only assume that there is a nasty virus going around my classroom. I had several students out last week and by Friday I was down to nine students by the end of the day! Today I only had eleven students! My day was FABULOUS! We were missing a few key players and that made our day very calm. I think I had a smile on my face all day long. I was in such a good mood that I gave my students M&M's at the end of the day because every single one of them was on green!
Aside from sniffles and sneezes my teaching experience is going very well. We had a lot of fun with our fish (but we are down to one goldfish and a handful of baby guppies). Today I lost another fish. The problem is that I don't have a net and I was having a hard time getting the fish out of the tank with my cup. As luck would have it, there was a technician in my room hooking up some equipment. That crazy man was going to stick his bare hand in the tank and take out the fish! EW! Thankfully I got the fish out before he had to do that. On a happier note, we have chicken eggs! It takes 21 days for chicks to hatch and we are on day 6! I am SO excited and my students are unbelievably excited. I just hope my chicks do better than my fish! My amazing father has made me a brooding box so that my chicks will have a comfortable place to live after they escape from their shells. I am so lucky to have such a supportive family!
Wait! More good news! Yesterday I signed up for a Donors Choose account. Donors Choose is an organization that gets funding for teacher requested supplies through donations. I created a project for an MP3 listening center and it is already almost fully funded! I am so greatful to the family and friends that donated to this project. This will give my students another opportunity to interact with books. They are learning how to read, and I just know that this will have a huge impact on them. My next project is for audio books to use at the center. If you are interested in supporting my project please check out this link: http://www.donorschoose.org/we-teach/841873.1808463058.
I really and truly love my job. I feel so lucky to have such a rewarding career. Sometimes I wonder who benefits more, the students, or me?