Friday, August 13, 2010

First Day Back to Work

What could be more foreboding than starting a school year on a Friday? I'll tell you! Starting the school year on Friday the 13th! I hope that isn't a sign of trouble ahead, because I need to have a GOOD school year!

There are a lot of positive things happening in my school this year. Hopefully, we will maintain our exemplary rating. But more importantly, I hope that we are able to better connect with our students. We are starting an advisory period during which several constructive activities will take place including a school-wide book study. Teachers will volunteer to be video-taped reading a chapter and the video will be streamed to the classrooms so all students are "reading" the same book. The book (can't remember the title) will address real-life situations pertaining to peer pressure and bullying and hopefully lead to meaninful discussions in our classrooms.

And guess what? I get to mentor a scrapbooking group once a week. I'm super excited about that! I don't think I can "teach" them much, but we will hopefully discover some new techniques together and have fun in the process!

So, no, I don't think having the first day back for teachers on Friday the 13th is as foreboding as I first thought it was. I'm going into this year with a good attitude.


Queen-Size funny bone said...

its kind of crazy to start on a friday never mind the 13th

jenn said...

Sounds like a great year ahead for you. I love the idea of everyone reading the same book, especially one that deals with peer pressure.

My kids start on Monday...and I can not WAIT!

Skittles said...

Have a terrific school year and what FUN to be able to do the scrapbooking! :)

jenn said...

I have an award for you on my blog!

Melanie said...

What is the point of starting on a Friday? Is it a teachers staff training day or do the students start then too?

You'll do wonderfully with the scrapbooking group and you have many skills to teach them. Have fun.


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