3 days into the 2011 teaching year. My students have, for the most part, been pretty good this week. I am more out of my usual then them as I have not quite gotten used to waking up before 6 am yet.
I have decided that this year I will work with my seventh period students to read a book. The novel I have chosen is called “The Handbook for Boys” by Walter Dean Myers. I picked it because my students really liked the summary I read to them about it. We will see how it works… We have made it through the first half of the first chapter in 3 days. There are a lot of characters, but their favorite so far is a guy named Cap. I think the reason they like him is because I told them his name is the same as my Grandpa’s initials. They thought this was really cool and easy to remember.
First quiz of the new year tomorrow…. fingers crossed 80% average
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