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Theme: Classroom Capers Day 80

As Tracy said, not a lot of capering going on these days. We are in the trenches as we prepare for the state test next week. This is not fun for the teachers, for it goes against everything we know to be natural, organic, and right about learning. And of course, it is tortuous for the students as their body language strongly suggests. Also, testing coincides with spring, so it is the *perfect* time to motivate students to read long passages and then summarize and make inferences, while the sun is shining and the birds are singing right outside the window.

Well, we do have some fun things planned for the afternoons next week, so there will be some relief.

Mrs. Wann

Some of our parking spaces are named after character traits.

right this way

Office is straight ahead, but you can get to my class by either turning left or right. It's a round school:)


turn right here

almost there…that's my class at the end

come on in

Trust me, the view is even more depressing from the front. It's a far cry from last month's Classroom Capers.

Okay, our marquee just cracked me up! How bad can it be that we are now begging our students to come to school everyday….or is that for the teachers? lol!

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    • # Dadlak

      great post! I love the hallway shots...can feel myself reeling down them, as much as I can still reel...thanks

      2008.04.23 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Allison

      What a funny marquee! LOL. I hate NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND! What are your veiws on it?

      2008.04.10 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Kim

      Your school looks bright and clean. I did love the sign too...probably for teachers :)

      2008.04.09 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Marsha

      This was a fun trip to your school I think I could become a professional student..

      2008.04.09 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Nellyluna

      Truly understand what you say. TAKS are so tiring.
      Love your classroom by the way!!!

      2008.04.09 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Megan

      What a stimulating school environment! I love it! Thanks for giving us a tour. Love the Marquee too. I'm loving the angles you used in the hallway pictures. Very neat!

      2008.04.09 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Kerry

      hahaha the "please come to school thing" is most definitely hilarious! it does seem something like a desperate cry haha!

      I love those crayons on the floors - they add so much brightness to the hallways!! Great shots... good luck getting through this testing with the students!!

      2008.04.09 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Tracy

      Andrea's comment about the school being clean cracked me up. I was just thinking that you must have either taken these shots REALLY early or REALLY late for it to be so shiny. :)
      Great tour. It actually made the school look inviting. And you get a peek at what my "capering" was about.

      2008.04.08 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Jill Ooms

      Great shots. It looks like a great school to attend. That sign is awesome.....every school should have one....

      2008.04.08 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Oldbabe

      I like the crayon floors. The halls looks so cheery. I like the body language on the students - and they all appear to be looking different directions! I was going to ask what the W A N N meant outside the door until I saw your signature, Mrs. Wann!

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    • # Mamacita

      great shots! And the marquee is very funny. :) I'll be praying for you (and your kids) this week and next!

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    • # Lotofoto

      Wow is your school cheeful, colorful & stimulating! Far cry from our run-down-in-need-of-a-new-roof school. The schools in our state are suffering terribly with budget cuts and this year is the worst. Just when you think they couldn't possibly cut any more, they find something more to cut. We already do not have an art teacher or a p.e. teacher or a full-time janitor. Luckily the school gets a music teacher for half the year. I'm curious about how your schools do financially speaking.

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    • # Mike

      Looks like a fun school! I like the way you angled some of the shots!
      I feel like a kid running thru the halls!
      Good job! Thanks for the tour!


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    • # Breezer M.

      haha i laughed my butt off at the end there ~_^ i hope everyone is heeding that very convincing sign.

      The tour was excellent! your school is so colorful, how could you not want to be there...and it's round!! how fun!

      i miss school. i need to go back immediately! ^_^ thanks for sharing jules!

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    • # Holly

      Oh, that school looks so great! I'd bet the sign is for both ;)
      The crayons on the floor really are great, and you took some great shots of them!

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