Sunday, July 10, 2011
Firstly, do any of you have Blogger in Draft as your Blogger homepage? The UI think they are trying out is SUPER different but really neat.
Secondly, kindly enter the HARRY POTTER GIVEAWAY I HAVE GOING ON RIGHT NOW!! Please.
My recent life has been incredibly overwhelming. Hence the graphic above.
I wanted to fill you guys in a little bit on what I'll be teaching at my new job. I was hired into the brand new Reading Intervention program that they are implementing into the junior high curriculum. Basically, the entire 7th and 8th grades will have their regular, 50 minute bells of Integrated Language Arts, daily, along with 75 minute blog of reading (and math) intervention daily. I will be teaching out of a single text book designed for this type of program, but will have the freedom to design my own lessons and teach in my own style. The class will be centered on the "5 Active Reading Strategies", which I didn't write down and can't remember, along with things like fluency, literacy, context clues, comprehension and vocabulary. This is probably extremely boring to you all. Haha.
ANYHOW. I have been buying up things to decorate my classroom, and pilfering used posters and things from friends. I was told that at the school I'll be teaching, about 90% of kids come to school unprepared every day, so I have been buying at least one pack of pencils and paper each time I go to the store. I am already up to about 2 hundred pencils and 6 hundred sheets of paper. I was also told that 5 hundred pencils will only last me the first quarter of school.
I never really fully grasped how time consuming and overwhelming just planning classroom management is. Seriously. I haven't even begun lesson planning.... sigh.
I am all moved into my new apartment, it is mostly decorated and we are finally internet capable! I plan on doing a tour (pictures, I was thinking... or maybe a vlog? I'm not sure if I'm quite ready for that yet...) soon. It's super cute and Kim and I are totally loving it.
That's all for now! Happy Sunday :)
Posted by Stephanie @Femmena Mala at 10:05 PM