I love this quote that comes from the story: Let it Shine Rosa Parks. It is part of our Treasure series, but the entire book is amazing. Ten stories about beautiful, smart, witty black women who changed the lives of the people around them.. It is a fabulous book for reading and teaching biographies.
I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs for the Five for Friday and hanging on for dear life with the winds of change! Bear with me that not ALL of my 5 are about my classroom!
#1: Our team changes came out this week. I had mentioned last week that our principal was going to be mixing up our teams. I work on a 3 man team right now. I teach ELA and 3 sections of math. Well... now I'm a two man team! So I have to teach ELA, 2 math sections and one section of social studies. HOLY amount of PLANNING! But I'm not worried. I spent about half of my teaching time in an elementary building. I know how to teach across the curriculum. So, all said and done, THAT change is a good one.
#2: MATH for my smarties is difficult right now. H-A-R-D! They are making the whole process MORE difficult for themselves and THAT is frustrating me! My smarties are taking short cuts they shouldn't take. They are not showing their work. They are counting on my kind hearted retakes and not studying the first time! BLECH.. if anyone has any suggestions, I would greatly appreciate it. My smarties take the state assessments in April after our break and we have some work to do!
#3: My friend Gina at Beach Sand and Lesson Plans is having a BIRTHDAY BASH! Stop by her blog next week! She is having a ton of giveways! Be sure to wish her a Happy Birthday!
#4: My daughter, "24" has been working hard in her social studies class learning about the branches of government. Her teacher is very hands on, and she loves the class. Over the past few weeks she has been campaining to be her social studies class president. She made posters, commercials, videos, all kinds of things. The candidates even had a class debate. Today the period voted, and she tied for the win! The teacher is going to have co-presidents for her period. I am so proud of her!
#5: Lastly, my Syracuse Orange play Georgetown TONIGHT! This has been the epitome of rivalry this year. We have lost both games to those HOYAS! I am hoping that CHANGE is in the air for my Orangemen tonight!!