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“Only a fool would let his enemy teach his children.” – Malcolm X.
The first week of teaching….. a blur to be perfectly honest. We have the most adorable third graders. Like, absolutely too freaking cute. They are so well behaved it’s scary. Even other teachers are like, “Your kids are amazing….wtf?!” I love them dearly already.
I’m teaching math, which is great because at my placement in DC I’ll be teaching only math to third grade. Perfect practice. Incredibly enough I’m starting to enjoy teaching math. I think it’s because it’s universal. Literacy is so subjective, filled with details and critical thinking and all the things I’d just rather not do. Math is the same every single time. Figure out your steps and solve. Only one right answer. It works for me. Works for my kids too. They are doing amazing things in math. We completely skipped the entire first 2 weeks of lessons because they scored so high on their diagnostic assessments…
We made it through our first week! It was by no means an easy task. My body hates me for all the 5:45am alarms, all the late nights, and all the not-so-good food. Beyond that, with stress levels running high all week long, creativity being tapped out on lesson plans and classroom theme and procedures…read more »
Induction was a lot of fun. Even though I know D.C. like the back of my hand, having a new set of people to experience things with makes the city look brand new. I’m proud to say that I am a native of the region, as I was able to shed light on some of…read more »
…and all through the house, a young teacher was making blog posts instead of packing. Might as well get this ramble out so I can be productive before sunrise. Am I excited about Induction? Honestly, not really. I’ve lived in D.C. for four years now. I was born in D.C., and half raised in the…read more »