nity, having spent the week before in the school, meeting with colleagues, catching up on their summers.
I adored working with the special needs students. We were a community. We respected one another in my classrooms.
|I loved teaching art|
|How do you feel today?|
Negotiating with parents, colleagues, psychologists who knew everything, giving me a checklist of 10 things to do with ADHD kids, 4 things checked off for this child's $500 assessment. (I had files of these!)
|Framed poetry writing|
Grabbing supplies, before they disappear, negotiating with the young teachers who have taken all of the new math books for themselves. Oh, yes. It wasn't all sunshine and light.
Rushing into the library to book a convenient time, creating a weekly schedule, fitting in a slot into the crowded computer lab.
Hoarding of supplies was common, which would soon disappear by the end of first term.
|I taught gr. 4s web page design.|
Everyone had their own page.
|Bulletin boards prompts|
|We wrote plays, this one about|
'caring and sharing.'
|One of my student teachers created this poster,|
explaining how to structure a paragraph.
|Remember when we taught them skills?|
This is Katie's step stool
|Birdies on the wire|
Then were are clumps of those heading back for home. Boats and seagulls...
|Clumping seagulls in|
|Grackles at The Cove Inn|
|Locks in Merrickville|