Yes. Here I am finally doing my first bit of blog going…ever. The first week of school is over and I am beginning to get an idea of how my class looks. It is always wonderful to watch a new class come together. Everyone is nervous and excited at the same time. I am starting the year with the students in. groups of their own choosing with the proviso that I can move students if they are not working to their full ability.
I have been teaching for over 25 years now and it never ceases to astound me how much has changed and yet how much has not changed in the teaching world. Games have always been a big part of student learning for me. Now the games are much more sophisticated and based on electronic sources and the Internet. The basic idea is the same. Children want to have fun. Whether they are playing checkers on a board or using the latest app for checkers on their phone they still want to have fun.
It is with great interest that I approach this new adventure in my career. I enter it with eyes wide open. I am very fortunate that I have two excellent teachers who do have an amazing amount of energy and enthusiasm for our TLLP project.
So,here we go,one side Alice I’m coming through!