Ready To Go (2013/2014 School Year)


As the last 20 or so days of the summer (school not regular people’s calender) come to a close, I’ve already begun to go into out with the old and in with the new mode of thinking. I’ve just printed my lesson plans for 2013/2014… Class notes have also been completed for next year – all in Microsoft word format. I had planned to take it easy this summer, and for the most part, I am doing just that. I’ve prepared two major things for next year, lesson plans and class notes. That being said, there are obvious pros as well as some not so obvious cons.

First and foremost, I have a plan as to where I want the students to go according to each quarter. Another pro, I have more time to focus on direct instruction as well as adjustments/enrichment/remediation instead of planning day to day or week to week. The last major pro, and perhaps the best reason that I planned the entire year out ahead of time, it lets me enjoy the students w/o worrying about creating lesson plans under the pressure of grading, other responsibilities, and just day to day life outside of teaching. Continue reading

Schools Out For Summer

Outside fun, potluck, and Back to the Future III

Outside fun, potluck, and Back to the Future III

We have come to the end of the year, and school is now officially out for the summer. We’ve all said our goodbyes, and 8th Grade Graduation is tonight. My 7th Grade homeroom had a potluck style buffet, and the students all enjoyed good food as well as Back To The Future III. I will miss this group of students, but it is time for the next step in their academic journey. Over the summer, I will find out how they did in regards to the state standardized tests (AIMS) as will they. That being said, I already know that I have prepared them well as they enter the 8th Grade.

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