Sunday, May 17, 2009

Everything Begins and then it Ends

Wow, I cannot believe that I am coming to the end of some of my sabbatical activities. I had a nice conversation last week with the superintendent of our school district. I thanked him for being so supportive of my sabbatical. He was supportive all 3 times I applied! He commented that he was sure it had all gone by quickly but I told him it hadn't. Fortunately, I have kept this blog and tried to enjoy the whole process so it is a wonderful memory of a time in which I have been creative and pretty much my own boss. And the result has been a really great program! So, thanks to all of those who supported me along the way....and particularly to my colleague and friend, Celine who has taken on more than her share of our after school program :)

We have ended the after school program at NF. The kids were all sad, which is good! We look forward to starting up earlier next year. This week is the end of tutors at LH. I have photos I am giving them, in a big frame, with kids' signatures all around them. They will enjoy that, I'm sure. Next week my NF tutors have their last sessions. So, I will do my baking and get pictures of them ready for kids to sign, as well. I will miss my tall tutors! I have become very fond of all of them. I am thrilled they are wanting to return next year, all of them, except Morgan, who we will miss as she graduates and moves onto college.

I have a presentation to make to the school board in early June so am working on that. Part of that is looking at all the pre and post-tests I have done with the kids. I know they have all learned a lot in math, that have all grown in their ability to work well with others, and most of them have learned how to persist when math is hard. begins and it ends...what will the future hold? Who knows!

1 comment:

  1. Gosh, I think perhaps a BOOK in the future might be here...what might it be called, JOY?! And what is it about? Gosh, I'd sure love to see a SAMPLE CHAPTER posted online!