Warning! This post is not so much related to teaching! :)
I had a great day off today! I went to visit my boyfriend in the city. While I was there, I went to the beach down the street from his apartment.
I wish that was a white sand beach. However............ it is just a beach covered with snow. :(
I wasn't so much interested in standing on a snow-covered beach, so off I went to the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture! My ESL grad class this term is Cross-Cultural Education, so as part of our requirements, we have to visit cultural and ethnic places (like museums, religious institutions, etc) so we can broaden our horizons and learn more about our students. I am lucky to be in Chicago where we have so many different groups of people! The museum was interesting, and they even had a children's section!
I am really excited to go visit some other places. Next stop: Chinatown!!
Also today I made my first worksheet! Well, the first one that I made with a cute font AND a frame! I would share it with you but it is really specific to my reading program. Plus I think it is way too hard for my students but I just do what they tell me to do............... and there is no clip art. :(
I am excited for this week! We should be done with our matter unit by Friday. This week, we'll learn that heating and cooling can change matter and ..... something else. My lesson plan book is upstairs! This week's Scholastic News is on snow monkeys so I will throw that in somewhere too. :)
Time for bed. Have a good start to the 4-day week tomorrow!