The students, well some of them, eh M??!! have been admonishing me for never updating this blog. (This picture is of a different M. I am going to put my blog policegirl M up on our fb page in a bit). I have been having trouble staying faithful to the blogging. Unfortunately, many of my best ideas come to me in the middle of the night as my day rolls through and gets reflected upon, and I am not going to get up in the middle of the night to jot my ideas. I do keep a writer’s notebook and I do scribble ideas there. So, as a bit of a solution, to share what we do and to be more faithful at updates, I started a Facebook page called The Prince Street Puppy Project. Check it out!!
It is not very often that I load a picture of what Kannon’s work INSIDE the classroom looks like. Usually the students are sitting up more but I never like to show their faces. I know the students can figure out who is who though, and that is all that matters!! There is a lot of Kannon’s day where you will find her outside the crate, usually on one of her blankets, usually with a student on the blanket with her. Kannon gets a reading time with at least one student every day and she often gets to do a bit of work time that would look a lot like this!
Kannon is also an important part of Book Buddies with Kathy Kiley’s class and one of the Kindergarten classes. Many times, it is only a few select younger students who get time with Kannon because there are just not enough hours in the day to do it all. BUT there is one whole K class who gets Book Buddies with a grade five partner AND Kannon. There is usually a bit of snuggle time which is always a favorite.
I will talk more about the leaders I have working right now in a future blog. There is a team of six grade five leaders who have been working with limited supervision. There are several goals of this work to be shared later. One hope (and we did do one experiment with it this week) is that some of these leaders could do visits in other classes or run sessions with some other younger students.
Every year we run this program, we expand what we can accomplish! I really do have the best job ever! I get to go to work at a school everyday, with my dogs, and share them with fantastic administration, colleagues, and students!!!