This was my first week back after the Easter break, and not much has changed.
Just before the break we had our school wide TeaMATHalon. It was a huge project that Joetta and Heather put an immense amount of work into. I helped whenever I could, but the planning and execution was thanks to these two ladies. For the event there were 9 coloured teams at 3 levels. Kindergarden - Grade 3, Grade 4 - Grade 7, All Secondary and IPL. We had 3 games: Fish Skinning, the Rocket Game, and Building a Shelter. Each of these games had math related questions or tasks, but the focus was for the kids to have fun and not be afraid of doing some Math! It went over really well. I could see that the kids were enjoying themselves and there was a lot of school spirit, which was great to see. I uploaded a small clip from one of the games at:
The initiation of our Easter break was a little bit disappointing. Due to weather conditions, no planes were able to land on Friday April 6. As you can imagine, many people were very irked and many people had to rebook flights that that had lined up (including myself). Saturday morning came, and nice clear weather came with it. We all piled onto a King Air from Air Nunavut, and we rode it all the way to Montreal. Since it was such a small plane we had to stop in Shefferville and Chibougamau to refuel.
Everything went rather well at the airport. No problems checking in or getting through security. Our flight to Vegas was a little long (about 5 hours) and we were very happy to land (especially since the bathroom in the front of the plane was out of service).
Ashley and I spent 4 glorious days in Vegas and saw a ton of stuff, from the M&M shop, to the Premium outlet mall. We even checked out 9 different hotels and their shops. Some of the highlights we had was going to the Bodies Exhibit in the Luxor, checking out every imaginable hangbag store, and just chilling out by the pool. When you have spent the last 3 months in a place covered in snow, dry 30C sunny weather is like a dream come true. This was one of my favorite pictures, and I took it with my iPod!
We're back into a routine now, but the school year is coming to an end. Next week is the last week of April, and Exams are in the first week of June. I only have about 2-3 weeks left to teach material, then I need to do review for the exams. It is so strange to realize that there really is not much of the year left. All we need is one last push and we'll be out of the woods.