Yes, we’ve just finished Day 2 in the new school year. My new students are sweet, enthusiastic, and motivated despite temperatures that have hovered around 100 degrees.
There is much to be excited about this year. We get to continue using iPads and computers. And we just learned about Schoology.com. It’s sort of an educational Facebook with incredible potential for teachers and students.
This afternoon, we snuck out of our blisteringly hot room and found an air conditioned room that was empty. My students were excited to be in the a/c and to make their new accounts on Schoology. My teaching partner and I had set up a simple question for them to answer so that they could practice reading and posting comments. The question was: What do you like most about fourth grade?
As I was going through the student responses, I found the one Felix wrote. Ah, one small typo, one small spelling (or mis-spelling I hope) can change everything! See what you think. I’m still laughing.