Saturday, March 14, 2015


Well, I've been a little MIA lately. I had finished up my classes for my ESOL endorsement, and then scheduled the Praxis test for that. And just to be safe, I purchased the practice test. Whoa, that was a good idea! Because it showed me right away that there were definite gaps in my knowledge. So, in the something's gotta give category, blog posts went by the wayside, so I could study, study, study, for my test. 

I'm nervous to tell you that I unofficially passed, because what if I looked at the numbers wrong on the computer screen, or remembered them wrong, or, or, or.....

I had to go to another town to take the test, so I was out of the classroom on Thursday. And Friday, well, Friday was the day before Spring Break. Ahem. I'm sure you know how people are like on those days -- and by that I mean this teacher! 

So we did this:

Our story this last week was a cute one called "A Goat in the Rug." From the point of view of Geraldine the goat, the story takes us through the process of cutting the goat's wool, dying it, spinning it, and weaving a rug. I wanted to do some kind of weaving this year, but from what I read online, real weaving would just make me tear my hair out. And I didn't really need that at this point in the year. So I thought of this. The kids did not go as far as I had hoped. I had cut (well, my delightful sub cut for me!!! - I know and wow!!) yarn in about 2 foot lengths. My thought was the kids would use a couple different yarns to make a design, but that just didn't happen. Next year, I'm thinking I'll cut lengths closer to 3 feet. {Well, looking back at the pictures, some of them did use two different yarns.}

Anyway, it was a fun little project - mostly - but it also showed ones who don't pay attention; ones who don't get under, over, under, over; and lack of perseverance. Hmmm. 

Happy Spring Break to me - and maybe to you, too!


  1. Congratulations on passing your test! That must be such a load off your shoulders. Yea!

  2. Congrats on the test!
    I agree...weaving can reveal lots! Haha!
    Happy spring break.

    Grade ONEderful
    Barbara Leyne Designs

  3. So happy for you and your test. You let blogging go, I let reading blogs go! And I have nothing to show for it!!! Happy spring break!