miss m in memphis

Closing the Teach For America Blogging Gap
Nov 29 2011

things you learn in college, according to kk.

We’re talking about weather in science.

“Miss M, how come you can draw such good raindrops?” – DS

“It’s cause she went to college!” – MC

I actually missed my kids over Thanksgiving break. I wondered how MH celebrated her birthday (she got $12). I worried that they wouldn’t all get Thanksgiving dinner. I hoped the power stayed on and no one got a whooping and everyone got plenty to eat.

I think they are finally feeling like mine. I think we are making progress towards our “Star Student Qualities.” I had 9 Excellents in conduct today, 6 Satisfactorys, and 4 Needs Improvements. One of those NI’s earned his free time back by completely changing his attitude after lunch. I was so, so proud.

Today was a good day with some minor bumps and minor triumphs. One girl drove me up the wall and I sent her to another class. I talked to my CMA from this summer (J is an absolute baller) and she told me I had to commit to not yelling. If that means I remove myself or a student from a situation, so be it.

I really liked teaching today :)

2 Responses

  1. CY

    I like that you liked teaching! We need to hang out soon.

    • hill

      yes. this weekend. and no teacher talk :)

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