Monday, May 18, 2015

I'm back. I hope.

I know it's been a long time, loyal blog followers.  I'm sorry.  But here are my excuses, whether you want to hear them or not.

We were in The Wizard of Oz last month!  It was AMAZING!  Everyone had so much fun, the girls were munchkins/lullaby league girls, and Drew was my official page turner as I played the piano for the pit band.  This was the first time PHS has put on a musical since I was in high school (over 20 years ago), and I feel so honored to be able to have been a part of it (both then and now).  I can't wait to see what the future holds!

My first year of Business Applications and Math class is finally coming to an end!  In April, I taught my students how to fill out a 1040EZ and we discussed taxpayer rights, where tax money goes, etc..  We looked at credit and loans after we finished learning about income tax, and then learned ALL about credit scores!  I had the kids work in groups to create a board game with the purpose of learning about/teaching others about credit scores.  The games were all quite different (out of 35 students, I ended up with 7 games), and the kids --once again-- surprised me with what they can come up with!
It's been great, but it's been a lot of work: researching topics to study, learning things so I can teach, writing tests and developing activities to keep the kids interested, but I did it!  8 days to go!  PHEW!

Prom was also in there, but I don't have any pictures.   Let's just say that I've become a bottle-tan fan.  And they mean it when they say go easy on the ankles and toes.  Um... yeah... orange-a-lish.... or not...

Now it's just a count down to the end of the school year!  8 more days!  My garden is planted and we are in the heart of Asparagus season!  Yum!  It's time to think about 4-H projects, but it's also time to R.E.L.A.X.!

Thanks for hanging in there, everyone!  Talk to you soon!