I thought, “Sure, keep a blog. Talk about things that are going on.” Yeah, right.
I think I’ve had all of two minutes with my own thoughts since the school year began. It doesn’t take much to throw me off this year — new baby, semi-new teaching assignment, new responsibilities, etc. At least I feel a little prepared. At least this year I know what’s expected of me, I know what district tests are coming up, how to get a herd of 8th graders down to the gym for Picture Day, how to safely break up a fist fight in my classroom, etc.
This year’s students appear to be more well-behaved than last year’s group. I’m not sure if there are quite as many “actors” this year, though, which I know I will miss. Perhaps it’s just the first two weeks of school and everyone is still getting adjusted.
The one thing that has me excited for this year is the start of the school Podcast Club that I’m heading up. I think we’ve got a group of kids signed up that will make it a fun experience for the club members, listeners, and me.
Curriculum Night is tonight, so I should be spending this time getting my room and my presentation ready. Oh well… the blogging will have to wait for another day.