So I have so many awesome things about March, it's going to be hard to choose just one! :-) So I may just mention a few of my favorite things about March!
1. My students took one of our district required Math Diagnostic Assessments (MDAs). They take the Diagnostic assessments 3 times a year, and Math Proficiency Assessments (MPAs) 3 times a year as well. The last MDA was given last week, and my students did pretty well on it! Granted, this MDA was all Kindergarten standards, so they should have done well on it, but we all know this isn't always the case! I had 11 100%, 2 got a 92% (which is one question wrong), 2 83% (2 questions wrong) and a few 75%. Two of the students who missed 1 or 2 questions should have gotten 100% but the last 2 questions were kind of confusing in their wording and they decided to read ahead. Only 2 students really bombed the test, and one of them is ECE and functions at basically a beginning of Kindergarten level (she still can't count 1-1... and we've been working on it all year). The other... just doesn't want to. I really don't want to get into that here! But I was very proud of my students! I told them this would be the easiest test ever, and obviously, they believed me! :-)
2. My students completed their informational books, and they turned out AWESOME. Then they made iMovie presentations of their books to share with their parents. So cool!
I wrote about their awesome informational books here! So proud of my smart students!
3. I taught myself how to make something cute and fun! I have been making these cute taggie blankets. I started off making them for friends, but everybody suggested that I sell them, so I've been making more. They're cute and its fun to pick out fun fabric, design the different animals, and have them "come to life" if you will. Plus, I actually sold one to one of my friends from high school! She bought one for her little girl! She bought the grey elephant with the polka dots. :-) I was so excited! I love being able to make something useful, bright and colorful, and unique!
My friend Leslie had her baby about 3 weeks ago. She lives in Lexington (technically Nicholasville, which is south of Lexington), which is about an hour to an hour and a half away from me. So two of my other friends from college were going down last weekend to see the baby. Well, I apparently thought it would be more fun to be sick. I had a sinus infection and bronchitis. So I didn't go to see the baby because I didn't want Leslie, her husband, or the baby to get sick. I was so disappointed to miss out on seeing the baby. :-( Luckily, they'll be in town over my Spring Break, so I'll get to see the little baby then!
I also was crazy enough to go to work when I was sick. Mostly because I had a meeting scheduled that the other party (who scheduled the meeting in the first place) didn't attend. We rescheduled it for the next day, when I was still sick, and she still didn't attend. Man, I was MAD. Still am, really. So instead of staying home and resting, I drug myself in to work and felt like garbage all day. Awesome. But even though I went to the doctor and got an antibiotic and stuff to not be sick, I am still having some sinus issues. It won't go away! I have a runny nose, some post nasal drip, and my ears hurt. I thought that the purpose of antibiotics and medicine is to make your sickness go away. But I haven't really shaken this sinus-y stuff since January, and I'm annoyed. And that's been my low point- who likes having headaches, stuffy noses, and such? NOT ME!
However, the best way to end March? SPRING BREAK! I am on Spring Break as of Friday at 3:45!!! So excited! Tomorrow, we have a field trip to a place called Gattiland which is kind of like Chuck E Cheese. We'll do a class on the Five Senses, eat yummy pizza, and then the students will have time to go play games! :-) It's fun! Friday is our Easter Egg hunt! Can't wait for all this fun!