I woke up extra early this morning, thinking about the few who are still not able to read or count or write well enough. Should I send them on to first grade, or keep them for another year? It is such a hard decision. I know they are going to struggle with the demands of first grade, but would it be better to give it a try and repeat first grade if they were still behind? I'll be calling some parents and talking about it next week.
One of my little ones is moving away tomorrow, and I got another new student this week. I hate it when one of my best students moves away! I will miss his stories!
I am not working today, because this is my chorus competion weekend. I need to pack up my sparkly costumes and get ready to go on stage tomorrow to sing beautiful music in four-part harmony. But for now, I still have kindergarten songs stuck in my head.
Here are my favorite songs for teaching numbers from 10 to 19. Thank you, Mr. Harry! (But I wish I could stop singing this song in my head at 5:00 in the morning!)