This Tumblr does still exist, even though I haven’t posted anything for a while.
We’re 2 weeks into the school year and I’m still learning students’ names. I have over 170…Definitely an interesting mix.
Since the Foods class was taken away, I now get more of the ELD and Sped. population. I think I have about 20 Sped. kids. Yep, and I’m supposed to accommodate for all of them. Doesn’t mean I dumb down the class or lower my expectations, but I provide the same accommodations for all.
Which means, I’ll provide sentence starters and frames even if you are a 12th grader and you’re taking 3 AP classes.
I had to explain to my period 6 class on why I was taking the time to clearly explain and demonstrate my instructions for an Icebreaker, even though it was shown on a PowerPoint: “There are over 8 students in this class that are still learning English, so I am demonstrating for everyone.”
Sheesh. Some of my seniors haven’t calmed down yet…
But I am happy to be teaching all Art 1s and I’m excited to see how the year goes. Plus this is my 3rd year, YAY! I also love being in my new classroom with TONS of storage.
The beginning has been surprisingly smooth b/c I prepped most of the PPTs and activities during the summer (YES for productivity!!). We even played 2 new Icebreakers that were mostly successful (as in, most of the class seemed engaged). I’ve never been a fan of Icebreakers though I do understand the importance of doing them…
I want to post more art-related stuff here on this Tumblr. Less ranting of my job.