‘Twas the night before school started

night before school starts

This past week was a whirlwind, but I was thankfully able to leave school Friday night at 7:15pm without returning at all this weekend.  I am so excited for this school year to begin.  I cannot wait to meet my new students and to teach a level I’ve never taught before–Spanish 2 Honors.  I have taught Spanish 1, 2 and 3 on level, but never have I ever taught 2H.  I hear I’m going to love it :).

I am beginning this year differently than I normally do.  I plan to spend an entire week on setting the tone.  Each day we will do an icebreaker (thank you AVID Summer Institute for the many ideas) and a team-building activity.  Together, we will explore what is collaboration and what it’s not (thank you Rebecca Gould) and establish norms–though, I do have veto power.  We are going to have fun together everyday, and of course I will share how the week goes.

Good luck sleeping tonight, fellow teachers!  Cheers to the start of another new year!


  1. Your passion and enthusiasm is contagious! So glad I get to work with you! Love ya L-J! Sleep well and have a great first day!


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