Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Tennis Club...Rained Out

Yvonne, Cindi, Sandi and I have started a tennis club. We meet once a week for a picnic supper and a game of tennis until the sun goes down and we can't see the ball anymore (the free courts are unlighted). It's been great to hone our tennis skills, stay active and enjoy a sport with friends. This week, the weather suddenly turned cold and rainy. We moved the picnic indoors, added hot soup to the menu, and played Rummikub instead.

Fun in Fifth Grade

During the first weeks of school, students worked in lots of different groups to get to know one another and practice working together on a variety of tasks. Here students write a map quiz to exchange with another group during a Social Studies lesson.

"Hmmm...what's the hardest question we could write for another group?" These boys are writing one challenging quiz - not for the faint of heart or the weary world traveler. I'm always amazed by the places my students have lived and visited around the world.