One week into the new school year and I have to stop myself to count that we have 175 more days to go until summer vacation. This isn’t a sign that I don’t like my job/kids/administration/getting up in the morning. It simply means that I’m even more keenly aware of the short amount of time that I have for the 2013-14 school year. I know, I really should be studied by professionals to detect what keeps me just as excited and optimistic at the beginning of my 8th year of teaching as my first.
I made the swift change from 9th grade English to 11th/Creative Writing/AP Language and Composition, and while I do miss the content of my former grade level, I cannot begin to tell you the thrill that it is to work with the older students. AP keeps me humble; Creative Writing requires me to stay playful and flexible; 11th grade American Lit keeps me grounded.
Here are some photos from my new classroom.
In other news, I have found some amazing pictures of vintage-style ads for modern social media on Bookoisseur’s Tumblr page.