We are about two weeks out from the start of another school year, and I'm incredibly excited to see many familiar faces on Tuesday, September 7th. I hope I recognize my former eighth graders from three years ago!
This summer has been a planning palooza - new grade level, new curriculum, new classroom. My room is almost ready, and I'm putting some finishing touches on upcoming lesson plans for the next few weeks. I definitely have my work cut out for me this year, and while it seems daunting, it parallels in exhilaration and excitement to begin this new journey. I feel like a new teacher, but unlike my first year of teaching at IHC in 2012, I have nine years of middle school experience nestled close, ready to support me in a three-grade-level jump as I prepare students to grow in their thinking, writing, and real-world skills. English 11 - I'm ready to take you on, and to my very-soon-to-be-again Class of 2023 - I can't wait to welcome you into my new classroom.