|Thanks to Christy Rush-Levine for this graphic|
But Thursday was the day I was waiting for.
First day with my kids.
It was fantastic!
One of my New Year's Resolutions is to make better connections with my freshmen and I really concentrated on that the first two days. Step one was making sure I learned all their names as quickly as possible. By Friday, I had learned the first names of all 45 of them (I also learned the names of the random upperclassmen I didn't know, but there aren't as many of them). I told them that we might have to review a bit on Monday. Sometimes old brains lose things over the weekend.
"Will we have to do reading logs."
"How will you know if I'm reading?"
"You'll ask me for another book."
Eventually, I will have them show me some evidence of their reading. But first I have to get them to read!