Reflection: Joy I Am - Section 2: Getting Down to Business


Ok, I admit it. This lesson is pretty selfish.  Yes, the students are thinking and writing, but I'm the one who gets the cool yearbook when it's all over.  

This is for me, and I'm totally okay with it.

The yearbook that I get from this lesson is something that I will treasure and chuckle over for years to come.  It's something to look at when I'm having one of those days...

The students' signatures are always surprisingly thoughtful or refreshingly funny.  They remind me that there is always joy in teaching, and we should relish it whenever we can.  It seems like we have more than our fair share of troubling days at work: standardized tests, grades, frustrated parents, behavioral issues, you name it.  Taking the time to enjoy the kids and the good days is always time well spent!

  Relish It!
  Joy: Relish It!
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I Am

Unit 19: The Last Week of School
Lesson 3 of 4

Objective: SWBAT write for task, purpose, and audience by creating an "I am" poem.

Big Idea: What will you write in your friend's yearbooks? How about a statement of you who are?

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