Mrs. Cornwell

Wednesday already?

As I told my students, my goal is to post every Friday with a “newsletter” type update abou the happenings in our classroom.  I also mentioned that if I felt inspired to post again throughout the week, I would certainly take a moment to do so.  Inspiration struck today. In my previous entries, I have […]

Enthusiastic Eighth Graders

By the time you reach the top level of any school or workplace, there’s a level of comfort and in some cases a sense of entitlement that begins to penetrate your thinking.  In the four days we’ve been in session, we’ve had several rousing discussions about the changes being made around this building.  And while […]

Splendid Seventh Graders

After the first week of school I can say without a moment’s hesitation that things went swimmingly.  I have been thoroughly impressed by the level of responsibility and accountability the students have demonstrated this week. We’ve spent a great deal of class time talking about this year’s motto, “Building a Culture of Respect” and what […]

Fabulous Firsts

After countless hours spent planning and preparing my classroom, I find that there’s nothing quite like a classroom full of students.  It will take me some time to adjust to my morning conference hour, being on my feet all day and talking a lot more than I’m used to, but for now, being in the […]

Eighth Grade Schedule

Hopefully everyone is starting to get used to hitting the hay a little earlier and getting up and around before noon now.  Aw, who am I kidding?  If I didn’t think I needed the practice getting out of the house of time now that I have a whole other person to care for, I would […]

Seventh Grade Schedule

Hopefully everyone is starting to get used to hitting the hay a little earlier and getting up and around before noon now.  Aw, who am I kidding?  If I didn’t think I needed the practice getting out of the house of time now that I have a whole other person to care for, I would […]

Getting Connected

So my room is still quite dishelved and I’ve only gotten so far as to paper and border 2 of my 3 bulletin boards, but I’m still feeling ready for school!  It’s been a busy week (and it’s only Tuesday) as we started Calder in daycare, started getting up and ready for school (4:30 is […]

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