It’s summer!


 I’m sure you all are thoroughly enjoying your summer. I’m thinking that you have all read lots of books and spent a lot of time at the pool! It is hard to believe that July is half way over already! You guys are all going to be 5th graders so very soon and I’m going to have brand new fourth graders. CRAZY!

For the first few weeks of my summer, Ms. Waggoner and I travelled to Guatemala. We decided to go to a school to learn Spanish. I know some Spanish, but I definitely can’t speak fluently. Ms. Waggoner and I lived with a Guatemalan family and went to school on the weekdays. Our school was really hard and it made me think a lot about what it is like for you sometimes. As a teacher, I sometimes forget how hard it is for the students. Now that I have been a student, I will try harder to remember what it is like when I teach this year.

 On the weekends, we went on a few adventures! We visited Tikal. It was really fascinating and we learned all about the Mayans. Ms. Waggoner and I hiked a volcano, and it was really tough. I was covered in sweat and wanted to quit. We made it to the top and got to see steam coming up from the ground. We even roasted marshmallows from a small hole in the earth.

This is us waiting for a boat on a dock. We rode a boat up the river and the views were lovely. Visiting Guatemala was pretty awesome. I love that I got to learn and got to know a really nice family.

I’ve also been reading a lot and spending time with my family and friends. What have you guys been doing? I’d love to know! Tell me in the comments!

Enjoy the rest of summer!

 

 

 

 

 

 

11 Responses to It’s summer!

  1. That was a GREAT trip! I think the volcano was my favorite part. Glad we could share some great experiences together! Love you, Ms. Pickert!

  2. Yeah i bet the volcano was fun. Summer is going by fast but its still fun . Im ready to be a 5th grader but I will miss the 4th grade alot ,im about to cry . Memories of the 4th grade are in my head I will never forget them like feild day tug of war our class really worked together as a team. I will miss the 4th grade !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. I agree with lexi. It looks AMAZING. I just want to escape and enjoy that fresh breeze. The volcano sounds like you went over it. Was it hot!

  4. hey teachers and peers! Can we post like pics on here or is it just you? Ps i am at home at 8:26 pm and i just fineshed reflex math and learning.com.

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