Sunday, July 27, 2008

Back To School...

Tomorrow is the first day back to school for me (3rd grade teacher)...
which means summer break is over.
I know most schools don't start until mid August or September...
but we are a year-round school.
This means we go for 9 weeks...and then off for 3.
I like the schedule because it allows me lots of time
throughout the year with Miss Allikaye!
However...
I am going half time!!
WOOHOO!
This is how it will work...
I am job sharing with my great wonderful friend, Allison.
One of us will work Monday/Tuesday...
the other will work Thursday/Friday...
and we will alternate Wednesdays.
I am so excited..
both for being able to be at home with my angel lots..
and for how the whole job-share thing will work!

I have heard that some of you
have been teachers or are teachers
...
so I have a question for you...
Any ideas for fun Olympics activities??
This is what I have so far...
I have a world map and a U.S. map and we are going to
track the medals that are won!
I am excited for this...
I have gold and silver circles
to place on the maps as the medals are won.

I would love some of you creative bloggers...
which I know there are gobs of ya out there...
Any advice for Olympics in a 3rd grade classroom???

As Billy Madison says...
"Back to school,
Back to school!
To prove to dad that I'm no fool!"

16 comments:

amanda said...

love that you do school year round - have always wanted to do that!!

and the half time - you are going to love it!! one of my bff's does the same schedule and she loves it!!

as for my olympic file - i loaned it to my student teacher. i will see if i can get my hands on it and send it your way!!

Just me.....Shelly said...

good for you, getting to spend more time with the little dolly! You better get your little self over to my blog, girl.....

dani said...

i'm so excited for you that you get to work only parttime as i think if a mother can swing it, it is so important to spend as much time as she can with her children:)
have a great week, a:)
love,
dani

Just me.....Shelly said...

ooops!!! email me at lemon_tree_studio@yahoo.com, so I can coordinate with you on your winnings!!

hautemommy said...

WOW, what an awesome schedule for you to be able to spend so much time with the little one!!! Good luck back at school! :) xo!

Becks said...

That is so great that you can job share!! I will try and think of a fun Olympic activities for the classroom! I will ask my sis she is an elementary school teacher.

Julia said...

Wow, you're the first person I've ever heard of having a year-round school. That's pretty neat. I hope you have fun!!!

Candy said...

The year round school and part-time teaching sounds awesome! I just might go back to work if ole' LA could offer me that. :)

Boy & Girl said...

oh wow that sounds like a great schedule!! i love the idea of year round school!

Amy said...

We have a few job shares at our school, but they do morning/afternoon. Having 2, sometimes 3 whole days off sounds great! I'm curious about your planning though... do you find it hard to plan ahead when you are both teaching everything, just on different days?

Allison said...

Thanks for the shout-out! I love that you are my teaching buddy! It is going to be such an awesome year! Goodbye for now Ashison Zelchamb!

Amy Bell said...

i am so happy for you! i taught 8th grade..so, i don't know about activities...but, what about some little games of your own? a little mini-olympics? :)

i am so happy for you!
xoxo

Melissa said...

Ashley!! It's Melissa "Burcham"! I just randomly ran across your blog! It is so cute! you are so creative!! I still can't get over how cute your little girl is!

Hope you are doing well.
Here is my blog too if you want to be blog buddies :)
http://www.mrswieds.blogspot.com/

Love ya old roomie!!

Rhonda said...

One of the funnest things I remember doing in elementary school during the olympics is coming up with olympic class games. Each group had to come up with a game and make up the rules that went along and then we actually had a mini-olympics. Each group was a different country and every member had to participate in a certain number of events and then we tallied up the total number of metals for each group (somehow the teacher made this into math). It was a lot of fun, but I don't know if there is time for such games now in classrooms with all of the benchmarks and standards you have to meet!!
Love ya!!!

McMommy said...

Oh, I've always wanted to be a teacher!!! You are so lucky!

Your schedule sounds positively DREAMY!!!!

lipstickandlaundry said...

Happy Back to School we started Monday in our town too... I left you an award on my blog today... enjoy!
~Jen

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