Week 1 of the new school year is in the books, and what a year it is shaping up to be! I know we are still in the honeymoon phase, but if the next 39 weeks are half as stress-free and fun as this, then I will be a very happy teacher come June.
Our kids found out their advisory classes today and this afternoon we had our individual first advisory periods, and I am proud to say that after three days of school, I knew all my advisee's names, which checks off the first goal from my "The First Six Weeks of School" list. I am happy about that, and next week when we formally start to have classes, I hope to fully accomplish the other six goals. September is so broken up this year, we only had three days this week, and the next two weeks. Believe me, I am not complaining, but it does make planning and pacing a little challenging.
I am also happy to report that I have decided on my Visual Art elective! At my colleagues suggestion, I have decided to go with Pop Art as my unit, partly because it's something I want to learn more about and I think it'll be fun. (FYI my other Friday elective is Math Club, which I am super excited about).
As for Advisory today, I had my kids start working on their coat of arms (an activity that I brought over from my old school) and it was really great to see it coming together. Earlier in the day, before we split up into advisories, my co-teacher and I had them create their own individual coat-of-arms and I was just so impressed with what they were coming up with. It's going to be a great year!