Saturday, March 14, 2009

We have been prepping for the Galileo and AIMS test all week long, so I figured that the kids earned a reward. On Thursday, we tested all day long. It was one of those things where I knew the kids and I would be worn out in the afternoon, so I upped the anti a bit. On the whiteboard, in the morning, I wrote out our schedule and put down a "surprise" for the last part of the day. I didn't let them know what it was, increasing the amount of anticipation. We tested, did our work, and right before the surprise most of the kids believed that I was going to surprise them with a test. Shows you what kind of teacher they think I am.

I took the kids down to play warball, dodgeball for those of you who have seen the movie. They loved it! Even one of my more...laid back girls was getting into it and couldn't wait to play it again. On Friday, our P.E. teacher was gone, so I took them down for P.E. to play again. The games were intense, kids yelling and cheering...we had a lot of fun.

(P.S. Let's face it! I would be lying if I told you I didn't have fun chucking things at my kids!!!)


Kimmy said...

dude, if you'd done that when jim was the boss you'd have gotten yelled at... "omgsomeonecouldgethurt!!!!!!"

But wtg inspiring them with a surprise... I may have to steal that.

Mr. ELF said...

Yes...Jim might not have allowed it, but I got Newton-Pender to join in last year. Always a fun game and my kids have been begging to play it ever since.