After the first week of school I can say without a moment’s hesitation that things went swimmingly. I have been thoroughly impressed by the level of responsibility and accountability the students have demonstrated this week.
We’ve spent a great deal of class time talking about this year’s motto, “Building a Culture of Respect” and what that looks like on a daily basis. Students have crafted poems, shared in small cohort groups to improve those poems, and presented to the class in an Author’s Chair format.
In nearly every class there has been close to a 100% return on homework and student behavior has been tremendous. Weeks like this have not been the norm for me, so I appreciate it and look ahead with hope (and confidence) that it will continue!