Just imagine what we're going to pack into those two months. We have two field trips - one to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (a week from today) in Bentonville, Arkansas, and another to the George Washington Carver National Memorial (May 2) in Diamond, Missouri. I have also scheduled two trunks of materials to be delivered to our classroom - one from the American Independence Museum in Rhode Island (arriving April 1) with items to help us understand the founding era, and another to enhance my upcoming firsthand report about the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing (in time for the 24th anniversary of the event). In addition, of course, we still need to take the Missouri Assessment Program test (beginning April 8), and the third installment of the NWEA test (beginning April 22). We'll also fit in a field day and a couple of celebrations for positive behavior, not to mention some actual teaching and learning. Whew!
Here we sit, with less than a quarter of the year remaining. Some students and teachers will extend their year with some summer programming, but for many of us, our "summer" break will begin soon enough.
Here's to the memories that we can still build together!