District people are coming back to our school. This time they want to watch us teach math. I think it might be a little easier than having them watch us teach language arts. But it’s still nerve-racking. They could be hanging out, in and out of our rooms, for about an hour.
Have I told you that I don’t have any students who go to RSP? RSP is a pull-out special ed program for students who have slight to moderate (that’s my definition, not an official one) disabilities. Usually I have anywhere from 2 to 4 students who get pulled out throughout the day for a half hour to 45 minutes. But this year, I have none. The only students who are pulled out of my class are Andy and Erik for speech (a couple times a week for about a half hour) and then Amy for counseling.
That’s not bad.
Gold Rush went off without a hitch today. Most of the kids had costumes. There were lots of parents there to watch. The play went great, the kids sang great (and only messed up the words a couple times). The square dancing was great! It’s amazing how much the kids enjoy the dancing! Every year they fuss when they start, but by the time the Gold Rush comes, they are loving it and want to practice more than the teachers do.
The Gold Rush town was fun, too. There was plenty of root beer, pie, and water. The kids had a great time playing the different games. I got to be the “preacher” at the chapel to perform the best friends ceremony.
We wrapped up a little early because the kids were getting a little out of hand. After lunch we all watched “Bull-Whip Griffen.”
But the highlight was after the kids went home, when Amy, Kelly, and I had root beer floats and pie. Gayle came in and joined us, and anyone coming in the lounge was invited as well. We sat and enjoyed our feast and conversations.