Sunday, April 28, 2013

Back to Normal!

Well, it's officially over...FCAT that is! I am so ready to get my kiddos back on a normal schedule and back to routine! It's exhausting being off from our regular day for so long. A few things I'm looking forward to...

1. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

We're doing a book study on this Lewis Carroll classic. I could not be more thrilled that this text is in the band of complexity for CCSS for 5th grade. We've done some prep work talking about our schema from the movies, but none of my kiddos have read the book {shocking, huh?}. I'm so excited to get into the craft of this text and really explore all of the beautiful use of figurative language. We're also examining character traits by analyzing actions, words, thoughts, and feelings evidenced by the main characters. {more on all of this to come, I promise!}

2. Ringling Brothers' Circus Museum

My favorite trip of the year is quickly approaching! Per tradition, we take our fifth graders on a field trip to the Ringling Museum of Art. We have a such a blast, trying to fit into the clown cars, walking the tightropes, checking out the Ringling's travel train car, and wowing over the Ca d'Zan (House of John). Seriously, if you ever have the opportunity to go, it's incredible. 

3. Carrabba's Luncheon

Following the Ringling Musem, we treat our kiddos to lunch at Carrabba's Italian Grill. This is a HUGE deal for our students and is a truly wonderful experience. Carrabba's has treated us so well over the years to help us continue this amazing tradition. {kuddos to you!} 

4. Promotion Ceremony, Awards, Field Day, & Cookout

Since this is our kiddos' last year in elementary school, we really try to do something over the top for them as many of them have been with us since Pre-K! We have a special surprise planned for them after the awards ceremony {hint, it has to do with this latest craze}

What are some things you're looking forward to?


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