Sunday, August 12, 2012

Full with three minutes to go

School started this past Wednesday.  For the first time ever in my career, all of my students in my first hour were in their desks, eager, and ready to learn THREE MINUTES before the tardy bell rang.  What the heck!?!?!  It's Sunday night and I am still freaking on this.  I actually asked my students if they were pulling a practical joke on me.  Unbelievable. 

Then we talked pancakes.  It went well.  Very well in fact.  They were talking, looking up information on the web, estimating all sorts of numbers and living in the moment of where we entertained a plethora of random questions.  They left class on a quest to discover if the human stomach can actually hold those 62 6 inch diameter and 3/8 inch pancakes.  As a bonus, what is the radius of one pancake with the same volume?

What's on the agenda for this week... laying the ground work for the remainder of the course, finding out what they know, and where holes must be filled.  It's all capped off with an assembly on Friday.

I've got some blogs to read and explore.  I need to prepare a presentation and submit my request to present. I am thinking it will have to do with Twitter, blogging, and essential PD.  Or something like it.

Three minutes early!!!!  I told you I am still freaking on this.

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