It’s almost the end of October! Today was one of those lessons that just felt GOOD. As in, each part flowed into the next seamlessly, and the work that we did yesterday 100% prepared them to work in groups today, and they were able to analyze difficult text on their own with little help from me. PLUS, I know that today’s class will TOTALLY help them write a strong paragraph when we reach that part of the lesson. Yessss. I went to a workshop a few weeks ago and the facilitator told us that if we as teachers were bored during a lesson where the kids were working on their own, then we would probably be doing something right. I’m trying to live by that motto, it’s helping. I get anxious when I don’t have much to do during a lesson, but that should be the goal!
Finished The Fault in Our Stars! This was the first day in LITERALLY I DO NOT KNOW HOW LONG when I went home and just sat and read. It was excellent. I highly, highly recommend it. It surprisingly required as much kleenex as the 12-year-olds told me it would.