And I took calm breathes and plunged in the days, hoping I was doing something correct.
Currently, my students are finishing up their research unit, and yesterday I brought home a large and (I'll admit slightly depressing) stack of papers to grade.
I had my students write their reports in little blue paper books so at the end of this project they can take home a book all about the animal they researched.
One of my students cover reads, "All about Hippos" by H-.
The pages are set up carefully:
Page 1 : Introduction
Pages 2-4 : three main points and supporting details (each point goes on a separate page)
Page 5 : Conclusion
Page 6 : Works Cited.
It sounds simple, but it's been a long and tiring process for all of us, I think.
I only have one week left at the Middle School, and I will miss these children and the teachers. It has been a wonderful experience.
But I'm glad it's the weekend.
I did laundry, went for a run and made these breakfast bars this morning....happy Saturday!
(adapted from a recipe on Pinterest)
1.5 cups oats
2-3 ripe bananas
1 cup applesauce
A handful of raisins
About 1/2 a tsp. of cinnamon
A handful of cinnamon chips (optional)
Bake for 350 degrees for 30-35 min.
Next time I'm going to add nuts and and maybe coconut.