Thanks for the good tidings. All of us are looking forward to return to regular teaching and schedules. Does anyone have any fun and fresh ideas/activities to do with the students on FCAT days after their brains are numb? I team teach a fifth grade class of 45 students. If the weather is nice we plan to take them outside after lunch for some educational fun activities. We plan to do the same thing at the end of the year for the hurricane make-up days. I'd appreciate any ideas.
We have centers planned...just some fun enrichment type things. I'm a sepc ed inclusion teacher so most of my classes has figured out what a few "groups" may need a bit of work on for the upcoming test and found some fun activities for each topic. Kids don't even realize they are reviewing For instance the ones we know need help with geometry, we have patern blocks and a volunteer with the group will just throw in shape names and symetry an things from time to time "Hey Jon, if you put that trapezoid there then your shape will be symetrical!" "Wow Jane, I love your purple parallalel lines in that design." We have a volunteer at each station in one class so that is really fortunate.
when do your schools give make-ups? At every school before we waited until Thursday and Friday to do them. I just had to geve a group of make-ups from yesterday. So they had to take todays test PLUS yesterdays tests all before lunch! Seems like WAY WAY WAY too much to me!