Reflection: Perseverance Opening Day - Section 3: Business to take Care of!


 Busy, busy, busy! I have no idea where the time goes on the first days.  Today felt like we did nothing but the business stuff.  Honestly, I dislike the first few days more than anything.  I know it has to be done, but I truly just want to jump in head first and start teaching.  I always have great ideas planned, and a lesson written and ready to go.  However, each year for the last 16 years I have found that due to the demands of the district and my building, their are must do's that I have to tend to.

This year is no exception.  Today I dealt with late buses, lost students, misplaced students, wrong schedules, students who could not get into their lockers, students who did not know the information that was needed to complete the necessary paper work, and of course the visiting parents to see their baby through the first day of school.  This is all expected.  It provides for a quick day, but yes exhausting.  

My students were well behaved.  The quick day did not afford down time for students to express over excitement that sometimes comes out as misbehavior (wink wink). The learning lesson of the first day, expect the unexpected and make sure you plan for everything to be unexpected.  It is ok to walk out and feel as if nothing was accomplished at all.  Trust in the fact you accomplished a lot more than you think. 

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Opening Day

Unit 1: Introduction to Mathematical Investigations
Lesson 1 of 6

Objective: SWBAT identify the groove of the classroom, the classroom environment, classroom norms and expectations, one another, and you.

Big Idea: Students will have fun learning more about their classroom.

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