It is amazing how much work needs to be done right at the start of the school year. I have been so busy inside the classroom. It took me a while to set it up and get my routines running smoothly. In fact, we are still figuring out what works best for this new crop of students and me. As a teacher, I have learned that I need to reinvent the classroom every year. I build on what works, improve on what didn’t last year, and try to get things working smoothly.
I thought having a computer in my classroom would mean that I could spend more time blogging. It turns out that it has been completely the opposite. In the summer I spent an hour a day on the computer reading and writing blogs. Now when I get in front of the computer I seem to be writing lesson and unit plans, managing my classroom blog, or finding a million other things to do related to school.
I miss spending all that time reading the amazing blogs that I know are out there. I know that I will find my rhythm soon and that the classroom won’t require as much work as it has done lately. Then I will be posting more comments on my favourite blogs out there.
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