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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

It must be the beginning of August or really close. I can't the up coming school year out of my mind. I have a million things I desperately want to get moving. I've got the first month's worth of lesson plans done...hope to have through XMAS done by the time teacher in services start at the end of August. I've done a lot of studying and I'm excited to get started again.

No, this is not my first year teaching. It's actually the start of year number 11 for me (the bulk of which have been in Jr. high). I'm as excited to start this year as I was my first year as an experienced teacher. (I consider my first year in the profession training time).

I've taken 2 classes this summer and consumed over 15 new books on how to better teach. Teaching is both an art and a science. I've got the science part covered, I'm ready to start the art!

Well, back to lesson planning. Heading up to Seminary Hill for a little hike soon as I finish the History lessons.

Thanks for reading.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PEAWINKLE 8/7/2013 7:04PM

    WOW, you are an inspiration!! I feel like a lesson plan slacker!

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SJACK06S 8/3/2013 9:49PM

  Holy cow, the first month of lessons already planned!!! I haven't yet tackled the first day!! A new lovely state law says that we have to have a full day on the first day of school (because we were wasting too much instructional time with half-day first days... yep, let's put those lawmakers in a kindergarten classroom on the first day of school) and planning for the whole day is stressing me out!

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ILOVEROSES 8/1/2013 12:36AM

    Rachel, what a great teacher you are! I am sure that your pupils will enjoy the History lessons this school year. That and geography and maths were my favourite subjects at school. emoticon

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PATSYB7 7/31/2013 9:02PM

    I love starting a new year, too! It's such a wonderful, fresh start full of possibilities! Thanks for sharing your love of teaching. I'm reading "A Sneetch Is a Sneetch and other Philosophical Discoveries Finding Wisdom in Childen's Literature" by Thonas E. Wartenberg and "How Children Succeed Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character" by Paul Tough.

Oh, and most people think we teachers do nothing all summer! LOL


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AGGIETERR 7/31/2013 8:16PM

    I am at year 23 and have never lost the excitement to start a new year. Every year my kids teach me something amazing.

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