So... My good friend, Jamylan is certain he looks exactly like Chief Keef. He even requested we address him as Chief Keef. Seems legit...
I wonder about a lot of things. A lot of things. All of the time. One that particularly haunts me is... why on Earth do my students, who I LOVE soooooo much, take so little pride in their education and most of all, in their self? We had an awards ceremony for the 7th and 8th grader today. I went into it feeling sick to my stomach, because of how I've seen how these "celebrations" of students' success is seen and reacted to in this building over the past 11 years. It. Makes. Me. Sad.
If I had one wish, one wish granted to ME, it wouldn't be for me directly. It would be that the kids I love and pray for all day every day, would value what their teachers work so hard to give them. That they would stop being so difficult to teach and accept the fact that it is OKAY to be smart. It's even OKAY to not understand something. It's OKAY to ask for help. Those who think they are too cool to believe all of this is normal, it is normal. You are the ones who have it wrong. You are the ones who need to change. You are the ones who are disappointing. You are the ones who need to stop holding GLA back. If you don't agree with our philosophy, you are the one that needs to change, not the rest of us.
To those of you who are proud of your accomplishments, I couldn't be prouder! You bring me such happiness and fulfillment in my job and my life. You are AMAZING!
Okay... So it was last week. I'm a bit late as usual. We had our first House Assembly today, and the House of Rispetto won!!! Yay! and Darn for the House of Ansvarig. They get a free dress day on Monday 10-28. The House of Iseloom gets to have a jean day next Friday for being so attentive during the assembly. 8th graders who attend the Bosse 8th Grade night, and get a Bosse staff member to sign their paper, can also wear jeans on Friday next week!
1st, 5th, and 8th periods,
Obviously I am out today. I need you to be on your best behavior for the sub. Remember, they don't know you, & your attitude toward them will reflect their attitude toward you! Be kind, and others will be kind to you. It's called Karma, Kids.
8th Graders- You will be watching the video I have a link to on
the Colonial America flipchart. It just needs to be clicked to view. You will need to check out the Table of Contents on the Colonial America unit tab. Create a new one. I need you to complete the three assignments that are on the agenda. These are all also in the new unit tab.
7th Graders- You will need to add to your Table of Contents. It is on the tab in Mesopotamia. Then, you will need to complete the "Writing Revolution" DYGI? and the Stanzas on the agenda are in the "We're in the Fertile Crescent" tab. You need to have ALL OF THIS COMPLETED!
Love ya tons!
OMG!!!!!! We are having THE. BEST. TIME!!!!!!!! Here are a few pics that I've taken. I thought I'd take more, but we just keep moving, moving!!!!
Just get yourselves together, children !!!!!
Oh just never mind!