An Energizing Day at My School

Yesterday I went to the school where my morning Family Literacy class is. Each August when I go to my classroom. I wonder how bad it will be. It was not too bad.

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halfway done

I got some of the room done and will finish it next week. School starts next Monday, but my Family Literacy Class starts September 7th. I have a few weeks to take care of many things such as finish lining up speakers for the fall for our Thursday Community Info time, meet with other teachers etc.

I got a new ID badge in June, but sent an email to the teachers I know well asking if I should have used this photo from a retirement party in May.

It may surprise you that it was a unanimous 100% yes from my colleagues. One even said it captures my personality. πŸ™‚

When the moms come back to class, they will make the word wall, the class calendar for September, and decorate the room. I like to have them do it because it builds community among them and also gives them ownership of the classroom. One item that will be included is this poster.

I like the message. I want the moms to think of themselves as being empowered in my class.

It was wonderful to interact with my fellow teachers yesterday. We had Open House. even though my day was teach online 12-2, at the school 2:30-6, and teach online 6:30-9:30, I felt energized as the reality of a new school year dawned on me.

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

30 thoughts on “An Energizing Day at My School

  1. What a long day! I start college on next Monday, at least that’s when I register and start going to classes on Tuesday. I have informed my professors that i will be registering for their classes, because GSU-62 students, with free tuition and fees, register only during late registration, so paying customers get first dibs. As a professor, I liked students reaching out to introduce themselves before class and discussing their goals in the class. So, I am so excited, for now, to return to the classroom as a graduate student, fully aware that after the first week, I may find myself asking, “What are you doing?!” But who can resit free college and the opportunity for maybe a third career, albeit a shorter one than the others.

  2. I’m glad that the school year is starting and things are exciting. I am quite sure that you’re a wonderful teacher because you have a caring heart – and it shows! And yes to the picture! πŸ™‚

  3. Best wishes Matt as this school year gets underway. I can remember those times as well with preparing my classroom for the first day of school. I will add my “Yes” vote for the photo, too.

      1. You’re welcome. I finished class last week. I’m on break this week and the next class starts Monday. Thanks for asking. πŸ€—

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