Friday, March 30, 2012
Light at the End of the Tunnel (30/31)
It hit me today...next week at this time, I will be at the lake. Opening day.
There are 34 more school days left.
3 more speeches
Romeo and Juliet
3 more writing pieces
I'm not sure where this school year has gone, but wherever it went, it raced right by. It didn't see hello, good-bye, see you soon. Nothing. Just came and went without so much as howdy do.
Well, it seems that way.
But in reality, there were many great moments.
Back in September, I wasn't sure I would ever bond with my freshmen. Today, I will be sorry to see most of them go and am looking forward to having them in speech next year. They hated to read at the beginning of the year. In May, we will have our second novel unit--at their request.
We had a great Contest Speech season--two All-State teams and many, many one ratings.
My speech classes got better each and every speech. And this year, no one failed because they didn't do the required speeches.
Beautiful pieces were written in all my Creative Writing classes...even by kids who would rather take Drawing and Design.
And I survived my first observation in years and my teaching portfolio is DONE! And that's the real celebration of this piece.