Saturday, September 10, 2011

Back To School

Back to School!

So, having survived the first (partial) week of school, I am so glad to be back.  Looping with the same class to the next grade level is going to be AMAZING!  It felt like we were sophomores in college, coming back knowing each other and what it's all about, happy to see each other with a short warm-up phase.

On the second day of school, I asked them to write me letters.  They could tell me what happened to them over the summer, or something they want to work on for the school year or just anything they thought I needed to know to start our year.

Here are some classics...

"I don't like bananas anymore. I only like strawberr[ies]."  Fair enough.

"Can't wait [for] what's waiting to be learn[ed]"

I'm glad you have areas for improvements, little man, and clearly I need to change my focus from butterfingers :)

 Oh, so many things... 

My personal favorite.  This letter is from a student who Always keeps things interesting. 
 Here is what it's intended to say:
"I had a good/bad 
summer.  My grandma died 
but other than that I had a 
good summer.  Is this math going
 to be fun?  If it is, then I want in 
because math is good for everyone."

It's going to be a Very interesting year...

Thursday, September 1, 2011

2 Hours

I'm two hours away from a new decade.  I understand that technically 31 starts a new decade, except that it DOESN'T.

Why does 30 bother me so much?   Everyone can say "It's no big deal" or "It's just a number" or any number of other positive things, but it still bothers me a little.

I know I'm cool.  I know I'm still young and silly. But I'll be damned if turning 30 doesn't freak me out a little.

I just said to my friend Anna, "On the one hand, I know it's just a number.  On the other, I know it's 30."

I still love birthdays though :)