The state tests will be done soon and that’s usually when most students and even some teachers check out for the year. I always feel differently. While the pressure of the test is gone, now the fun can start. I can experiment and play a little. I explore other resources and test out new sites.
Since everything I wanted to cover in the curriculum is done and all the grades I needed are in, the things I meant to try all year have worked their way to the top of the To Do list. Here’s where I can work on projects now so they can blend seamlessly into next year’s lessons without too many bumps in the road. I can plan lessons that I’m not too sure about. I listen intently to the student’s feedback about these new items.
This is the time of the year where the real growth can happen. What are you going to play with this month?