Middle School Recap

There is technically 1 day left of school (tomorrow)!  I am ready for summer, but I also feel a surprising amount of sadness when I realize how much I'm going to miss the middle school, its staff, and the amazing students.  I am not sure if I'll be returning next year because I'm finally ready to dive into my college career (after a little bit of a hiatus).  As the end approaches, I thought I'd share some of my favorite activities and memories from my year at the school.

Wolf Ridge:
Up on the ropes course.  A lot scarier at 23-years-old than at 12-years-old...at least in my opinion.
Learning about birds.
Climbing up the rock wall to kiss the goat...well, the goat's butt.
Heading down for Winter Survival.

Hands down, my favorite part of the year.  It was the first time I felt as if I was a part of the staff.  Going to an Environmental Camp in the middle of winter for a week, hours away from home, will force you to get close to the other adults and the kiddos.  It was a great time and it helped me bond with the general ed kids.  I have so many more pictures that I'd love to share, but tried to limit it to these few to give you a vague idea of Wolf Ridge.

Math class:

I've talked about how great my supervisor has been this year, and it partly has to do with all the crazy projects I had in mind for math class.  The picture is from a 9s multiplication art project I found on pinterest.  We also had Secret Agent Math and rapping and a bunch of weird things that found their way from my head to the classroom.

School lunch:
I didn't get a school lunch account until the last two months of the year.  It saved me a lot of stress in the morning.  I don't have any pictures of lunch, but trust me, it's stayed the same!

Starting a monthly potluck:
I started a monthly potluck with the other staff during 7th grade lunch.  It was a great way to bond and get to try new food, not to mention getting an amazing lunch with only minimal effort/money involved.  Potluck days often resulted in me wanting to unbutton my pants!

Student-staff soccer game:
See more about it here.

There are so many more things and I will never forget this year.  I have grown so much both as a person and as a teacher (despite not legally being a teacher).  I will miss my amazing middle school family and hope to return as an English teacher once graduating from college.

1 comment:

  1. aw it's always hard to say goodbye, but moving and change is good! found you via the blog hop xo