Our last week of "normal" homeroom

by Mrs. Nilsen on June 8th, 2012

Homeroom Weeklys News 6/4 - 6/8

I will not cry.  I will not cry.  I....*sniff*....will not cry...

This concludes our last full week of homeroom class.  We packed it full of 8th graders working on their projects (giving speeches formally to the class for assessment and turning in all aspects of their 8th grade project), working on Goodbye posts for the blog, the 6/7s making presents for our 8s, finishing our Portfolios (as much as we can for this year, anyway), and lots of laughter.
We had an 8s only campfire yesterday evening and everyone was giggly enough that I didn't cry...well...much. I’d like to say a big thank you to Stacy Fox for letting us use your back yard.  It was a perfect location.  Thank you Robin Stafford for bringing all of the roasting sticks to aid our hotdog and s'more festivities.  We ate, we laughed, we shared, and it was beautiful.
We ended the year with some "Summerizing" the room, and finally our class party!  Mafia and movies, more laughs and silliness, and a very sweet tree planning.  The MRA plant girls got a Willow to plant in my honor as a surprise for me.  We planted it outside our room, where I hope to create an outdoor classroom for the Seniors next year.  We have such sweet, thoughtful kids here at MRA.

Today was our last day as a whole class as Monday and Tuesday will be crazy, busy days (see below) and I wanted to thank each and every one of you for making this first year of teaching one that will be nearly impossible to beat.  Watching you grow, change, learn, mature, struggle, shift, adapt, and come out successful has one of the most amazing experiences of my life.  Thank you, each of you.


June 11th, 2012
Graduation and Portfolio Showcase! We would like for formally invite you and your familes to please join us for our afternoon celebration of student work, perseverance, and creativity.  We would love to have as many parents, community members, and family spend the afternoon with us.  Contact Ms. Annie Erickson if you have any questions regarding graduation.  Graduates should be in best dress although not a required uniform day.  

12:15 pm - 1st group of Senior Presentations (Quonset Hut)
1:00 pm - Projects and Portfolios on Display (Quonset Hut and Breezeway)
2:00 pm - 2nd group of Senior Presentations (Guonset Hut)
3:00 pm - Dismissal of School Day
3:30 pm - Reception (Gym)
4:00 pm - Graduation Ceremony (Gym)

June 12th, 2012
Field Day - Field day is going to be on our last day of school, June 12th.  I've got a few parents who have offered to help at various points during the day, and if there are any others who would like to come, let me know.  *Note: there is a rainy day plan in case of bad weather.  Let’s keep our fingers crossed for beautiful skies and good times!

8:15 – 8:30: Morning Meeting (in regular classroom)
8:35 -9:45am -  Rotations 1, 2, and 3 with Buddy Family
9:45 – 10am - break in regular classroom for snack
10 – 11:10 am - Rotations 4, 5, and 6 with Buddy Family
11:15am – 12:30pm – Lunch/Recess
12:30 – 1pm – Popsicles with all families on the Soccer Field
1 – 1:30pm – Clean up and go home!

June 13 - 15
Staff Report Writing Days.  Reports sent home on the 15th.

Enjoy your weekend and I’ll see you all on Monday and Tuesday for Graduation and Field Day!

Posted in Homeroom Updates    Tagged with Community, 8th grade project, Field day, Memories/Good times, pictures, Campfire, Events/Activities, Graduation


Mamma Carla - June 12th, 2012 at 1:06 PM
Awesome to read about your last few days. So nice to have a Willow tree planting surprise! MRA has been a blessing to our Emily!
Name - June 13th, 2012 at 2:22 PM
I seriously don't know where the year went. MRA has been so very lucky to have had you on staff. Your positive energy and enthusiasm for teaching has certainly been a pleasure to see in action. The students, especially your homeroom, will benefit for years to come from their experiences in your classroom. Thank you so very much for a wonderful year.

Robin Stafford

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