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Jul 28 2008

Books!

One of the main things I have been doing school-wise while on vacation in San Diego (ummm, ok, the only thing) is collecting books for my new and improved classroom library. I really want to have a good selection of books that reflect the demographics of the school I will be teaching at next year.…

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Jul 22 2008

Setting up my classroom (Part I)

As I move into my fourth year of teaching and move to a new school, I’ll be doing something that I haven’t done since I was just out of Institute and nervous as hell: setting up an entirely new classroom. My old room was set up entirely to my satisfaction and I was quite proud…

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Jul 14 2008

My first referral…

I don’t think I’ve written the story of my first referral on this blog. When I was out and about on Saturday I ran in to the student involved at WalMart and he gleefully reminded me of the incident (as he does every time he sees me; he seems to see it as a badge…

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Jul 13 2008

Summertime

With summer school now over I am truly beginning to feel that great summer feeling. That feeling of long, long days stretching before me with little to no expectations for my time. Want to work? I can. Want to sprawl on the couch for four hours reading and then go take a nap? I can.…

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Jul 11 2008

Student Memoirs

Throughout the three weeks of summer school I have been having my students write short (very short) personal memoirs. The emphasis has been more on writing to express oneself than on grammar and technical proficiency and most of then entered into the exercise with enthusiasm, if not exactly flair. If there is one thing that…

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Jul 08 2008

Summer school activities…

Here are some of the things that we are going to do in Summer School English today: * Read two more chapters of our book (one of the Bluford High series) * Complete Lit circle roles and have a class discusion * Create character webs for some main characters. * Break! * Begin writing the…

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Jul 07 2008

Summer work…

Last week we had a week off from summer school, ostensibly for the 4th of July holiday, though I’m not sure why we needed a full week. .I spent some of my time off advancing (at least somewhat) on my summer goals. I have started to tentatively plan for my English II classes. The class…

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Jul 01 2008

ENC Pictures Part II

Back again with more photo fun! (As always, all images are copyright. Unless otherwise noted all rights are reserved to me!) I love the countryside out here, and it’s a good thing too, considering the amount of driving I have to do.

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