Thursday, September 20, 2012

First Weeks of School

Oh.... School.  I'm back.  Language Arts- I'm back.  I'm so glad to be here.

The past two and a half weeks have been difficult.  I've been out of practice.  I've been coasting too long by teaching Spanish.  

This year, and probably every year, I'm teaching seventh and eighth grades along with a junior/senior English course, a grad prep course, and a yearbook course.  I have five preps.  I was so tired at the end of the day.  For a brief moment, I wondered what I had got myself into, but today, I thought "I'm so glad I get to read "Almost Soup" by Louise Erdich with my Juniors and Seniors."  I'm so happy to talk about things that matter so much to me. 

This week,  we started reading Treasure Island in eighth grade.  We started reading the book on "Talk Like a Pirate Day."  I think that was perfect timing - if I do say so myself.  I'm not sure if I could ever really explain how awesome it is to have twenty-two students surrounding you - really into a book. I mean really, really into a book.  It's such a good feeling.

And here I am.  After two years, I'm back.