But I’m not. In fact, I’m not merely blogging, oh now. I’m avoiding. I’m procrastinating. And? And I am being OBSTINANT and DEFIANT.
Those two words demand all caps, am I right?
My assistant principal is angry at me because I didn’t get my lesson plans into him (again, ahem) by 3PM today. I responded that I had the day off work, and will get them in by 3PM tomorrow. Take THAT, you task master.
Seriously, though, I have probably the best assistant principal ever. He has a job to do, which at least partly entails whipping me into doing my job. And right now? Right now, I’m just not willing to do it.
Which brings me to what I’ve been wanting to blog about for a while: Science. How the heck did I not know that I wanted to teach science? Seriously, my life would have been a lot simpler if I had figured that out at the start of my decade long back-to-school marathon.
Teaching science, on the days when I feel like I am really teaching science, is wonderful. Wonderful. I am especially excited about teaching the weather to my 6th graders, because I won a grant for $591 for materials and supplies to make it a hands-on unit. Holy schmoley, the kids are going to have so much fun. I’m buying a hygrometer and an anemometer and lots of other cool things that I can barely pronounce. The kids will have mini-labs galore and we’ll be trekking outside everyday to sketch clouds and check our weather stations. I am ridiculously excited about all of this.
Which brings me to my question for all three of my readers (I have, after all, been absent from the blogging world for a while): What should I put on my classroom website? I bought my last name domain name, and I would like to create a class website that is basically like an online version of each of my classes. What would make it awesome? Do you know of any examples that I could browse through?
I could use some inspiration. My goal is to have it up and running by the next school year. I know that is a long way off, but honestly? I’m overwhelmed as it is, and so I need to be realistic. Next school year is feasible.
So have at it, intarwebs. What should a good middle school science website look like? Have on it?
PS: TA and I are starting to have conversations. It is the BEST. Yesterday, I asked her, “TA, why are you taking off your pants?” and she replied, “POTTY, mommy. Pee pee in POTTY!” and sure enough, she sat on her duplo box and peed. Thankfully, she didn’t get her diaper off.