First day back at school for teachers. Kiddos report next week. So good (truly) to see so many old and new faces.
Photo #1: Reading Brainstorm
As a school, one of our (many) foci this year is reading. Among other things, we brainstormed what it means to be a teacher of reading and the implications it has for us.
Some reading thoughts:
- I can read, but I couldn’t tell you the steps, strategies or problem areas. Pedagogical Content Knowledge? Content Knowledge for Teaching? Bueller?
- “Fanfare” has come up repeatedly to describe celebrating around the joy of reading.
- We’ll be reading “Hatchet” as a school. I’ve never actually read this book. Hello summer homework.
Photo #2: The Desk
Spent about 2 hours trying to get my room in order. Today’s objective was to get my desk clean. Still working on it. Main takeaway: I need to put things in boxes (or bags) and contain the mess to one drawer.
Photo #3: The Run
Made myself get up early (twice) to go running today as part of my ongoing struggle to achieve work/life balance. I did run for about half an hour and made it to school on time, so yay me?
- What book(s) are y’all reading?
- What books should I recommend to my students (9th and 10th graders, but all range of languages and abilities)?
- Will this running before school thing last?
- How long can I keep my desk clean? Will the kiddos even notice?
- When I say “Book It”, you say “_____________”?
- Did I totally fail as an adolescent by never reading “The Hatchet”?