This past week has been finals week for our high school. I actually missed some by being gone. Luckily, the sub I had was great and helped out a bunch. As soon as I returned I had to jump straight into finals and getting all that rolling. I didn’t really have much of a chance to sit and relax. Christmas vacation was well earned this year. :)
On Thursday this week was the annual Christmas program. The community loves it. Quite a few of the parents and relatives of the students come and watch the students perform. As a middle school teacher I (Tim) was in charge of helping the 8th graders put on a performance. A few weeks ago we decided on a play called “The Promise”, by Ted Dekkar. It’s cute and runs about 10 minutes. While I was away for wrestling, the substitute was suppose to practice with them. Unfortunately, the student’s didn’t really have anything done. The day of the play we spent two class periods learning what to do. It was a bit rusty, but for the most part turned out relatively well. The kids might not think so, but I think they did well. Kaitlyn has been preparing her P.E. class for weeks to do a Native dance.
Her class performed the “Reindeer Love Song”. The students got all dressed up in traditional native dress and performed.I think her class’s performance was the best of all the performances. Kaitlyn has been practicing the dance in the living room and kitchen this past week. She was originally planning on dancing with her students on stage, but right before the performance decided against, stating that she wanted her students to have “all” the glory. I think she should have been up there anyway.