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Trip Start Aug 01, 2008
Trip End Aug 01, 2009

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Well, there's been a lot going on since I last wrote!
Student Council elections are going on-elections include campaigning, speeches, and elections that included the upcoming 6th graders.
Fly-Up Day for the 5th graders where they get to be in middle school classes for the morning along with advisory time. It was kinda crazy in my room as both the 6th and 7th grade classes were working on projects so the 5th graders got to work with the students on the projects so chaos it was!
World Language Competition-all students that are in Arabic, French and Spanish have the chance to compete with poetry, reciting, and conversations. It's pretty cool when an 8th grader whose first language is German wins 1st place in Arabic after this just being his first year of that language! Each student that competes gets an award and all this is organized by one of the Arabic teachers. Pretty cool!
Band and Choir concerts-there was a dress rehersal on Tuesday night that I went to as there was also the art exhibit of student work that included a silent auction of some of the work. Wednesday the concert was then presented to the elementary students and in the afternoon to the middle and high school students.
Utopia Projects were done in Language Arts by the 7th graders. Classes could come in and look at the students work and vote on which place they would like to live in. The projects were fun to see and listen to the explanations of why I should live in their utopias.
Looking back at last week, there were a lot of interruptions in the teaching time but that is how life at ACS has been.
This was a long weekend for us as Sunday was Jordan Independence Day and then Monday was US Memorial Day so we had both days off. Friday was the usual-coffee at Starbucks and then dinner at the Greer's along with completing the fourth season of West Wing. Saturday I packed, had a 1st birthday party for Danny Gohde, and then we went back to Greer's to watch more West Wing! I am truely going to miss Fridays. Sunday was more packing, going to school to get grades done and then went home to do more packing-I would say that I am about 85% done. I also picked up all my framing-24 pieces and need to figure out how I am going to deal with that! Monday I gave myself a rest and read, did some cross stitch, and then went to Starbucks with Anita and Tiffany for the Monday night tradition.
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