There is always a bit of a juggle with how to set up the room for Open House. Teachers don't necessarily want to put on a show because that's not real life. On the other hand, we want it to look nice for our students and their parents. I've never been a teacher who has crammed projects for two weeks straight getting ready for the night. I like to do a room that incorporates assignments and activities and projects that we have done through the school year. But I'll be honest, this year the room was decorated more in the two-week cram style. With Common Core still being so new and the district CONSTANTLY changing what curriculum and testing look like, there hasn't been a lot of time for bulletin board ready work. There are a few projects that we managed to finish this year that are also Open House worthy, and sprinkled in among those are some fun activities we did in between our three weeks of testing. I do like how colorful it all turned out, which isn't always the case with a year's worth of work.
This last photo is a pano which is why the desks look like they're bendy.With just 11 days left of the school year, this group of 2nd graders is just days away from becoming 3rd graders. I am SO ready for it to be summer. The last month or so of this year has been so busy and stressful, so a break is welcome. However, I'm bummed this group of kids is leaving me on June 12. After the last two years' apathetic groups, having a class who LOVES to learn has been fun. There are certainly some stinkers and handfuls in the mix, and the excitement for learning is also exhausting because they are always on, wanting more. I'm tired after this year, but it's a different kind of tired. A good kind of tired.
Saw this on Facebook the other day, and it made me laugh.