Wednesday, February 25, 2009

I think I will actually be sad

I can not believe I am saying this but since there are only around 11 to 12 weeks of co-op left I am thinking of how I will be sad to stop for the summer. I know we have to stop as summer is nuttier usually than the school year. The kids seem to really be learning a lot lately and also seem to WANT to learn a lot. It is an atmosphere that seems to thrive on learning. They do not seem stressed out and one of my groups even challenged themselves to complete their book by the end of the school year. So far so good that seems to be clicking along. Keeping up with grading is a trick though and I should really devote an hour or two to that in the next few days.

In the meantime I need to read my brains out to keep up with them but I am enjoying that too. 'The Chosen' I think is one of my favorite books now. It certainly was the most interesting book that I have read recently and I would really like to read the rest of his books but of course I can't pull that off right now.

Teaching I am in my element so much that of course the house work stuff slides. Hopefully I can catch up on that too by next Monday morning!!! Ugh. I definitely enjoy seeing and hearing the kids discuss the books they have read and having a handle on different literary terms which was a goal for the year. Now to challenge them some more......

I best scoot to bed. I am more than exhausted but the day in general was good.


TruthQuestioner said...

I like Chaim Potok too. (The Chosen and My Name is Asher Lev.) He's not my favorite author, but he does have an engaging style which has prompted me to think.

Karin said...

I suppose since I have read so many books which have not prompted me to think about much of anything, that it was a refreshing change. Light reading just keeps my reading brain alive but Potok at least made me think a little harder.