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Four preps is really kicking my Side-Side-Angle

August 25, 2013


Whew. I’m almost caught up. But I write blogs better first thing in the morning than I grade first thing in the morning, so the last two classes get to wait until I’m done. My Honors Trigonometry/Precalculus class is heading towards the ambiguous case for the Law of Sines, and, as such, they get to […]

Day 8 of 180: A taste of my school

August 15, 2013


Today was a pretty average day. The happenings are below, but today..some pictures! The very old two story brick block that is the main building got updated and upgraded for technology, the asbestos was removed,¬†and ADA requirements were included. We got an elevator! Not that we can use it unless we have our custodians escort […]

Day 7 of 180: The students get a day off. Kind of.

August 14, 2013


Today we had the first conflict in the new building, and it was stupidity-based: a new freshman decided he needed to, um, disagree¬†publicly with a senior. The freshman was stupid for saying it; the senior was stupid for listening. At least it wasn’t the gang wars heating up early. They usually hold off until September. […]

Day 6 of 180: The day everyone split apart

August 13, 2013


Today was Professional Development day, which means the kiddos get to sleep in and show up 1-1/2 hours late while meetings are held. Whatever we’ve gotta do…but that does mean each period is around 15 minutes short, and my brain hasn’t wrapped around that reality again this early in the year. So…I was behind all […]

Day 5 of 180: Just the facts

August 12, 2013


I’ve been adjusting my planning from the first week and making sure it was adapted for Week 2 over the weekend. Then I realized I hadn’t blogged Friday, so this one has little to no embellishment, nor is there any attached files or pictures. Trigonometry Honors They got to wrap their brains around triangles combined […]

Days 3 and 4 of 180: Time to stop getting them ready and teach ’em!

August 9, 2013


Yesterday, blogging did not happen. It may be that blogging will never happen on Wednesdays. As all teachers who have kiddos of their own know, sometimes it is time to take care of one’s own first. It is supposed to be always, of course. But on Wednesdays, my daughter has hip-hop dance lessons after school, […]

Day 2 of 180: Getting Started in Mathland (and Statland!)

August 7, 2013


I feel like this is a slow start to the year. But with the new room (and unpacking going slowly), the students and I both need to know where everything is. Today, I realized I didn’t have anyplace for the kiddos to store their interactive notebooks (INBs) that they get/start tomorrow. So emptying out four […]