My two cents (Week of Nov 9, 2020)

For each school day of the 2020-21 school year, I will be writing two sentences to capture some of the impressions, feelings, experiences, or thoughts I had that day. This is the eighth post in the series.

Monday
I found myself unnecessarily frustrated with first period today; I need to chill. The beautiful weather enticed me to teach three of my classes from a bench near my apartment building; having leaves fall on my face as we discussed the unit circle was refreshing, but wiping bird poop off my keyboard was not.

Tuesday
After a student said “Happy 50th Birthday” to me, I ran into his room (which was across the hall) to give him a playful piece of my mind; you deserved it A! Ninth period absolutely made my day when they sang happy birthday to me.

Wednesday
No classes — Veteran’s Day

Thursday
Stumbled over introducing mathematical penpals today; I’m excited, but also secretly worried about how it plays out this year — thank you Sarah. On day 1 of virtual parent-teacher conferences, I found myself daydreaming of those from the past.

Friday
Tired today, but so excited to have prepped and finalized my students’ first letters with their math penpals from upstate Michigan. I watched a webinar from CUNY’s Urban Education Phd program (here and here); maybe someday.

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