18 2 / 2014
I’m tired of snow days. I want to teach.
15 2 / 2014
So all of this snow has left my school with 12 days to make up. My school has decided to lengthen the school day by one hour until the end of April. About 10 minutes will be added to each period (I teach middle school & high school). I’m happy with the choice, but our district is not pushing back the 9 weeks. That means I have 3 weeks to complete 2 chapters for 8th grade science. I usually spend 3 weeks on one. I am thinking about using stations- I’ve thought of several options.
1. 5 minute warm up together; 50 minutes in rotating stations (from 2-6); 5 minute wrap up
2. 30-40 minutes together (possibly split before & after the stations); 20-30 minutes in stations (2-3)
3. no stations at all but “folder stations”- students don’t move but they have different colored folders. At the rotation I set up the next activity for the whole class.
10 2 / 2014
hello tumblrverse. i wrote about my absence on my blog at wordpress. at the beginning of this school year i struggled with what to put where- tumblr, wordpress, pinterest, facebook… I think I’ve figured it out now. SO, I shall be returning to tumblr! i look forward to being part of the community again :)
08 9 / 2013
Week 5 starts tomorrow and while I did have to break down and bring some grading home I am FULLY prepared for the coming week. It took quite some time on Friday, but I really enjoyed this weekend. I only spent an hour of actual grading and about 1.5-2 transferring grades into ActiveGrade. Now that it’s done everything should be smooth sailing.
My superintendent gave the go ahead so the school will be picking up the tab for my online gradebook- YES. I’m so thankful to have an administration that supports me. I know I’m very lucky.
Have a wonderful week everyone!