Today is bonkers. Luckily I've learned to keep them busy during these times of snow days and 2-hour delays. Now, instead of mass-chaos, it's a very organized mass-chaos. We had a parent in, we had specials today at an irregular time, we had Math, but I still needed to get as much as possible done with my homeroom. I put in a plea with the head honcho of the fifth grade, Mrs. Jackson, to not have Math on Monday so that we can get as much as possible done in homeroom that day.
As for next week's schedule: We're going to have really organized mass-chaos.
Monday is Groundhog's Day. This will be our most "normal" day of the week next week. We will do some kind of activity to welcome Punxatawny Phil out of his hole, but other than that, it's going to be a fairly mundane kind of day. Well, with the hopeful exception of not having Math. We have a lot of Science to be catching up on, so between that and reading (which was going so well this week before Old Man Winter stepped in...), I'm hoping that next Monday we'll be able to play catch-up.
Tuesday is a half day, and that day we'll be having Buckeye and Hollowbones come in to visit with the kids. These are a couple of crazy back-woods ladies who give the kids all kinds of information in a very entertaining way of what it was like to live back in the Colonial Days...just not in the colonies. This is more like what it would have been like to be here in Indiana at the same time--a place of fur trappers and Native Americans and thick woods.
On Wednesday I will be in a meeting, and will not be with the kids. I'm still not exactly sure what will be going on that day, but I think it will probably end up being used as a day for the kids to get caught up on everything we've been working on.
Thursday will also be a fairly common day, except that we have someone coming in during the morning to talk to the kids about germs and the importance of washing their hands. Let's hope the kids all become a bunch of OCD-ers by the end of the day. (ha)
And then finally, Friday will be far from ordinary. It's one of my favorite days of the year. The kids come in their colonial costumes, they bring their colonial lunches, and we have a day full of tin-hole punching, old-timey games, storytelling, butter-churning, applesaucing, quilting, basket-making, and square dancing. Hopefully you're already volunteering for this one, because it's a lot of fun.
Okay, so if you have any questions, just let me know. Then, after next week, I promise we'll go back to our normally scheduled...well, chaos.