Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Back to School

It is a busy time of year.  I have taken off the last three months enjoying the summer with my children.  Now they are in their third week of school and I am busy scheduling meetings.  This year we will be bringing science and engineering activities into grades K-5.  I have to admit, I am just a little nervous about getting it all done, but I am sure all will turn out well.

We now have the support of our Parent Teacher Organization and have an official volunteer signup with them.   I now have a more formal agreement with the University of Virginia and are busy trying to recruit students to help us.  Last week I met with the kindergarten teacher to set up our schedule and discuss any changes they want to our units.  This is the first year we will go forward with no changes to what we have.  After four years everyone is really happy with what we do with the children.  This year I will be adding more units to third and fourth grade and making changes.  We added those two grades last spring to our program.  I am meeting with those teachers over the next couple of weeks.  And, this year we are adding fifth grade, so I will be busy trying to figure out what kind of fun hands-on things we can do with them in a 45 minute time slot.

I will keep the blog up to date and hopefully find a way to post our activities.  Stay tuned for more....

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