My two cents (Week of Jan 4, 2021)

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 15th post in the series.

Monday (Jan 4)
Used Desmos to do my How are you doing? graphing activity to open class. Spent a lot of time catching up with kids and asking them about their New Year’s resolutions.

Tuesday (Jan 5)
In a random act of engagement, I had first period vote for the shirt that I was going to wear for the entire day; they chose a denim button-up. Met with two colleagues after school to plan an initiative around teacher compassion based on a recent episode of Freakonomics.

Wednesday (Jan 6)
Feeling the start of a new tradition, I had first period vote again for my shirt and they chose a Boogie Down Books hoodie. Feeling defeated and isolated, I still find myself leaving my camera off during certain staff meetings. Played an uplifting game of Ultimate Tic-Tac-Toe with two students during office hours. (OK, that’s three sentences…but it’s my blog, I can break the rules all I want.)

Thursday (Jan 7)
I was shook by the domestic terrorist attack on the capital and frailly attempted to address it with students. First period voted for a cozy sweater that I haven’t worn in over a year.

Friday (Jan 8)
I sat around and pounded the keyboard all day. It was a quiet day, lots of grading.

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