Friday, June 3, 2011

Changes...

I have been offered a 7th grade English position at our Junior High school and I accepted. I'm really looking forward to moving over and even though the new 7th graders, will be my old 6th graders, I am still excited. I know these kids. They don't scare me!

So, now my subtitle will read "7th grade isn't for sissies."

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Summer sign off...

Posting to this blog will be light for the next few months. If you're interested in the mundane minutia of my life, you can read my other blog.

BtT (Before the Tornado) I wanted to post some samples of my students' "Important Book" pages. Here they are:






Love, love, love their work!



So, as we were riding the storm out in our storm cellar...


The clock in my classroom stopped...

and the tornado ended our school year prematurely. 


But, like they knew they might not be coming back, my kids covered my boards with love notes. (I had a sub that day)




When I came in that morning, after the tornado, to work in my room with no electricity, I saw those notes, and I cried.... just a little bit...