Today marks the first day with students!
I had my lists. I had my weird before school dreams (that will become a short story).
On the way drive to school, I was thinking about my to do list with my first morning meeting with my students. In Wisconsin, the left turn signal is sometimes on the right side of the horizontal traffic light. Well…..I saw the green and went forward – straight through my red light. Ooops.
My first Zoom class meeting started at 8 am and the second was at noon! I had almost all my students show up! I did morning message, calendar, and got everyone signed in. I read David Goes to School by David Shannon. One of the things I like to do is throw random facts about the author into my read alouds. It makes it interesting for everyone. I have met a lot of authors and David Shannon’s info nugget is that every book he writes he puts a white scottie dog somewhere in the book’s illustrations. It is an Easter Egg for the kids to find.
I started both my live sessions with a variance of priming. I talk about a script here in a precious post. Today it was about breathing and about sharing something they were thankful for. This activity started the sessions beautifully.
Since I am fasting I was able to take my lunch time and get my Conversation Workshop completed for my Patreon community. In the spring I decided to start teaching workshops again. I missed them from my middle school coaching days. I had even planned them before the pandemic. It is always fun to get together and have engaging and life giving conversations with interesting people! If you want to learn more you can click here or visit my Patreon link at the top of the blog page.
It was an amazing day!!!!