Thursdays, I spend my afternoons and nivhts prepping for my grade 3-6 lessons at my second school. I fear I’m becoming the stereotype of a fresh, young gradeschool teacher, the kind who browses ESL pinterest feeds and squeals, “It’s so creative and quirky! My kids will love this activity!”; whi comes into class wearing eccentric and haphazard clothing combinations not too far-off from the 12-and-under fashions of the students around her. Just last week, I was wearing my denim unicorn dress – I mean, come on, it had UNICORNS PRINTED ON IT! How could I say no?? – and the lunch lady, unable to see through her window above the waistline, mistook me for a student and served me child-sized servings. Because what dignified adult wears a unicorn dress and hot pink cardigan to work? (I do.)
Anyway, as Marta rightfully complains, I don’t post…ever…maybe because I haven’t had much time to myself to work on my personal projects to show you. BUT I have been working my ASS off at work, stressing my brains out to no end, thanks to an extremely strenuous new co-teacher with high expectations. But in a “Pain brings improvement” kind of way (he was once a military officer, after all).
So, I’ll just make a series of lesson material posts. It’s something that I’m actually proud of, and have a LOT of material to show.
This week, my fifth graders are learning weekly routines: “What do you do on Mondays? What do you do on Saturdays?” It’s a direct follow-up to the “What time do you ~~~~?” lesson. I like crafty and visual activities, so this week I’m having them make calendar snakes!
Hope they like it~!