Welcome back, friends.
It's the 2016 school year! Can you believe it?
I have to be honest with you: I don't know if I'll be able to keep on keeping on with the blog this year.
For those of you who don't know, this is how the blog developed:
I started it several years ago when I was getting my master's degree, but it quickly became my classroom blog. I would post things from the day, and if students read and discussed the blog with a parent, they could earn extra credit. It was a way to reinforce the lesson, and keep parents informed - if they wanted to stay up to date.
But we keep adding more and more, so something has to give.
I believe this to have been my most popular extra credit opportunity, and I hate to take it away. So, maybe it will still be here in a few months. ...I guess we'll see.
One of the things I'm adding is a google classroom class. Although I don't give out many assignments, I'll post some extra credit on there, as well as what we're doing in class. So, if you're absent, that might be the place to look.
Well, the first day is nearly done. I have to tell you, I've been impressed with our students so far. Here's hoping that trend continues, and that the students feel the same way about their teachers.
If students read and discuss this post with an adult, they can earn 5 extra credit points.
To prove they read it and discussed it, they have to write a paragraph explaining what they told the adult about their first day. Have the adult sign the paragraph, and turn it in tomorrow in the extra credit tray.