Solid school year start to finish. There's three or so weeks left. I have a more thorough debrief in mind, but for now, let me leave you with a moment that gave me pause yesterday.
What does this have to do with math? This time of year I let my Pre-Cal classes make a movie for a couple weeks. It started four years ago for the most random of reasons and has evolved into a project that each individual class treasures. I mean, look at everything in this picture: Thor, Captain America, Hulk, Agent Coulson, and a honest to goodness boom mic.
It'd probably take a page or two to chronicle how I went from first year teacher to directing FOUR completely different class movies, all with impressively thought out plot lines (given time constraints) with its own sound crew.
- 68 posts from June 2013 through April 2014
- 161 class days chronicled so far with 140 photos
- The Estimation Wall
- The Algebra Wall
- Pivot Algebra Two: Amazing Success
- A non-frustrating way to actually learn something about Polar Equations
- 193 students (60 athletes, 133 academic)
- 10-3-1 soccer record, 53 goals scored, 12 allowed
- 20 seconds from winning a district championship (ARRRRRRRRRRRGGGGG)
Change is an understatement for the next year. I never try to play favorites, but my solitary Algebra II class was my favorite, they blew me away on a regular basis. Sadly, just as I learned how to love it, the needs of my campus require me to move on. Pre-Cal gets the upgrade from academic to PreAP, and I got the call from the dugout to teach Calculus.
All that, plus some duties I can't mention yet.
See you in a few weeks. Editing all these movies and finalizing the year need my attention for a little bit.