Wednesday, August 10, 2016

And It's 2016

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.


  1. I don't know if you can see my name or not, but it's Katie Kiefer! I noticed I still had your blog in my safari. Most of your students, including me, wish we had you this year again! Have a great year!

    1. Hey Katie! Welcome back! Your 7th grade teachers miss you too. And although we'd love to have you back, I don't know how you'd feel about repeating 7th grade. :)

      Stop down and visit any time. If I'm too overworked and overwhelmed that day, I'll let you know.

  2. I wish I could come back! I really want to hear that banananovian story you told while I was gone! I will definitely try to come by and say hi! My 3rd hour class, Spanish, is right across from your room. So I will come by and say hi!

  3. I keep meaning to. I have exploratory Spanish 3rd hour, so I could just walk across the hall. I always end up getting upstairs and remembering that I meant to stop by. I'll write it on my hand or something to remember.