Well, the end of the first week of school. I successfully remembered almost all my kids' names after 4 days, which is something of an accomplishment for me. I'm not the best with names.
I think the first week is all about getting your class to buy in to how you're going to teach. Convincing them, for example, that reviewing things that seem easy in the first week or two is laying groundwork for later, and shouldn't be taken as a sign that future work will be easy.
These classes seem to have bought in pretty well, and I haven't found any really annoying kids yet, so this might be a fairly good year.
Boring, boring post. But then, school dominates my year from September to May, so I suppose it might also dominate my blog. I promise that things will be more interesting later in the year as we get closer to that little change in my life that I've been previewing now and then. You know...the minor matter of adopting a baby.