All the nervousness and butterflies over the first day of school was all for naught. I survived and really felt pretty good with the day. Nobody died. Eighth-graders didn’t tie me to the stake and burn me in my classroom. I didn’t make anybody run from my classroom in tears. I taught most of what I set out to cover. My timing between the two Cores is a bit off. It might be me or that I felt as if I had more time in the morning versus the afternoon. Regardless, it ain’t no big thang. Kids seemed engaged (most of the time) and I feel like there was less “rust” than I’ve had in past years. I guess I’ll know more as I get into the curriculum.
My students seem really incredible. They had personality and weren’t afraid to show it. What stood out to me was the fact that most of the kids were really ready to be back. I haven’t felt that as much in the past. From now on, it’s “business as usual.” Here’s hoping I can stay awake past 8:00 tonight.
Photos of the day are a few street shots from me and “Quad Day” from my son. I’m not sure if it’s called that, but I think it’s a day where all the organizations and clubs try to “recruit” students to join various college groups.
The Rip Chords
I had to do a quick addendum to this post. I was looking at my various music websites and ran across the new Lupe Fiasco song “Battle Scars” which features Guy Sebastian. It is simply stunning. I can’t wait for this album to come out next month.
Until Next Time,