Summer of Travel and Naps is official over! As much as I’m going to miss my daily nap schedule and all the wonderful trips I’ve taken, I’m super excited to be back! I’m not sure if it’s because I took a lot of time over the summer for myself or if it’s the awesome Professional Development completed at KCI, but I am ready.
In my third year of teaching here at SHC, I’ve inherited a classroom that I can call home. Days of the traveling teacherhood is over (for now I’m assuming). I’ve got to finish cleaning it up before they start have orientation meetings on Monday. Eek! The walls were repainted and everything looks so bright and shiny! I guess I’m just really excited about starting the year.
I’m getting a clearer idea of how Tinkering will be run this year, and I’m less nervous about using the Modeling Instruction method of teaching Physics. I’m trying to figure out how I can apply that same methodology in Tinkering.
This year’s theme is Accompany. It’s humbling to think about all the students that I will ask to accompany me on this year’s journey to learning science. Well, here we go! Stay tuned for Day 1 of Physics and “AP Legos.”