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.
After our state tests this morning, we had an opportunity to honor Piggy from Lord of the Flies with some pig origami during our ELA lab. They turned out AWESOME! (I love that my students are up for anything, and despite some camera shyness, their photos with their pig turned out adorable!)