I think I am ready. It was an amazing summer. I had a lot of #mtbos and tweet ideas floating in my head all summer. I was in my classroom for 7 days getting it ready. Not 7 full days. I coach XC, so there is that, plus we have had two days of meetings.
Yesterday we had a phenomenal speaker on LGBQT training. It was two hours, but she was a great teacher. She met us where we were through respectful and funny lessons and vocab. We heard stories from two parents. It was so educational. I really learned a lot.
My classroom is ready. Full of ideas from #mtbos and Twitter Math Camp. The biggest change is my white boards for VNPS. I have my plans for the first day ready to go. (We only have school 2 days this week, so phew!)
Today was about those last minute details. I wrote my calendar on one part of my whiteboard by my desk that the kids can't reach to write on.
I have my copies made for the first two days.
I entered my students into flippity.net to do my random groups. Cool website!
I put the markers and erasers at each whiteboard work area.
I invited my students to my Canvas site (LMS).
I entered my students into the textbook for passwords and usernames.
I have my index cards with one math problem on them. As they come into class, they do the problem and find the answer for x and that number is their seat. New this year, on the back of the index card, I will have them write their names, birthdays or half birthdays and then hang on a poster. I tape the number answers to the desks, so all taped.
I had 2 extra student desks and a long computer desk that are finally gone, yeah!
I have to tape my plastic flowers onto loaner pencils in the morning because I left my duct tape at school.
I looked at Don Steward's and Peter Liledahl's websites for some VNPS problems. Good stuff!
I added my 1 Second Everyday to my powerpoint. It is a $5 app and I took a picture each day of my summer to share with my students.
In my own family, I still have two in high school. One will be a senior and one will be a sophomore. They both made the golf team today. Yeah!