They always say "you'll never be ready". And boy - am I NOT ready. I love being a teacher. It is pretty much defined who I am for the last 8 or so years. But now? I am also a mommy. To a perfect baby boy. So how does one balance both? I guess this year is the year that I figure it out!
So - I am back to school in 11 days. (Writing that out makes it seem so much more real!) The one thing I am most worried about is walking into a classroom that is already established. I work endlessly to build a classroom community at the beginning of the year. But what do I do now that their classroom is (hopefully) already a community?
I wanted a way to reach my students. To start to get to know them BEFORE I am back in the classroom. So, today I sent out postcards. I want to learn who these kiddos are. What they like about school. What they DON'T like about school. And mostly, I really want to know how I can make this year even better for them. Fortunately, they already have 45 days of school under their belt. 45 days of good things. and 45 days of bad things. So I'm giving them the space to share it with me.
And of course, that space? Is flipgrid.
Holly Mecher. ADE. Runner. Life-long lover of books. Google Certified Educator.