Tuesday, May 17, 2011

School Budget Voting Day

Here in New York State, today is school budget voting day.  In most school districts, even if budgets pass, there will be cuts to important programs.  In my school district, a small inner-city, full day kindergarten is being cut.  Which will mean half-day kindergarten for next year's kindergarteners.  This is like taking 10 giant steps backward.  I know there are other districts facing unfavorable changes next year as well.  But kindergarten?  This is just sad!

Hand Washing

I'm sure quite a few of you have already seen this video on other blogs, but I have to share it.  Love this!  I'm going to play it for my firsties tomorrow on the Smart board.