When the kids got in a began settling we were re-teaching the process of what we do first. They got their notebooks, wrote down the bell ringer and began on the next step of their preparation for the project. Then, it happened!
One student yawned and then another and another. It was horrible! I addressed it and made a comment about all of the yawning. The kids bellowed, I couldn't sleep! I didn't want to get up! I overslept!
It was a moment of awakening for some when I said, "welcome to the real world." We were able to talk about real world responsibilities and things we are in control of ourselves (like going to bed at a reasonable time). It was a good teachable moment.
We all survived, but it took a bit to get going.
The kids are rocking and rolling in their research of biomes. We focused on one specific one today. We also had our entry event and went over the rubric. We will have several mini-lessons as well as a vocab quiz, and of course researching every day for our biomes.
I am glad to be back. My legs are sore already, back hurts, I am tired... etc. I don't care! I'm glad to still be a part of the real world, glad I have a job, and most of all glad to have these students show up every day to get their "learn on".
Here is to a good 2nd semester, hold on! It's gonna fly by...