Take Five Catching Up Still
Does anyone else out there dread the start of the semester as much as I do? I mean getting ready to teach all new units, meet new kids, try to break down their barriers they have set up and get them excited to learn sometimes is so overwhelming. I am always excited to try new things and I am thinking of doing some different opening semester things with them to help this process along. I am up for suggestions of things people have done and been successful at.
Much like Kristin in her bloggin' I am trying to incorporate more writing into my English Ten and English Nine classes but struggling with the grading side of things. I am anxious to try some of the writing accessories Karl found for us and let my kids explore and give feedback. I wil need your help with this Karl!!! Another thought of mine is to have them exchange their daily writings rather than me always correcting them. This way their peers can see what each other has to say and I can grade less. Any other suggestions?