This year is coming to a close so fast, I think I'm getting whiplash.
It seems like just yesterday, I was starting out at a new school, meeting new students, learning new teacher names, figuring out where the ice machine is.
Now, I'm trying to keep up with my grading, planning to attend an Oklahoma Council of Teachers of English spring conference, the Oklahoma Scholastic Media conference, and is that the testing train I hear?
The next thing I know, it will be May!
That said, I am planning an awesome (If I do say so myself!) unit for National Poetry Month this April. While the students are stressing over tests, they'll be playing with poetry in my classroom. Perhaps this will help them de-stress a little.
Naturally, as we prepare for tests, and for learning about poetry, we need to work together in groups. So my kids and I took some time after the #OklaEdRally today to rearrange my classroom:
I am a secondary English Language Arts teacher, a University of Oklahoma student working on my Master's of Education in Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum with an concentration in English Education, and a NBPTS candidate. I am constantly seeking ways to amplify my students' voices and choices.