Friday, September 14, 2012

YOU are my #MyFavFriday


Ladies and Gentlemen, drum roll please.....

Because MY favorite thing this Friday is YOU!

That's right - YOU!

Why, you ask?

Because YOU are amazing!

Seriously though, this has been a doozy of a week. But, at the end of the day, I know that I have YOU, the math-twitter-blog-o-sphere to keep me sane.

Highlights from this week...
The Global Math Department meeting this week was *A*M*A*Z*I*N*G!! Thanks Megan, Lisa, and all of the presenters this week! (ACK! I'm supposed to present next week!?!?!?!?)

My foldable in Algebra 2 worked! (Thanks Julie for rocking your foldable talk and thanks to @approx_normal and Monica for proofreading it for me)

Notebooks are going smoothly in both Algebra 2 and AP Stat. Even had a student teacher come observe today and the boys at her group did such a great job of explaining what they liked about the notebook.

Back to School night was tonight and I must give a Shout-Out to @LaurenDeReche for her Angry Birds Grading screen that I flat out stole :) (Sorry Lauren! But you were a hit!)

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In general, this was a crappy week. We had our personal family losses of last week plus additional losses this week in our school family. But, sometimes loss can help you cherish what you have. And this week, I choose to cherish YOU.

Each of you have helped to make me a better teacher, a better friend, and a better person.

Thank you for sharing your lives, your strategies, your struggles, and your triumphs.

YOU are my #MyFavFriday


7 comments:

Blaise Johnson said...

Sorry to hear you had a lousy week. I hope next week is better. Now I am off to find Lauren's Angry Birds Grading screen.
Sending YOU good vibes from the west coast,
Blaise

Jennifer Smith Sloane said...

So sorry the week was rough! Guess, what... you are my favorite too! :)

Glenn said...

Sorry you had an icky week. I hope it looks up for you. I hate to just copy Jennifer, but you are one of my favs too.

pamjwilson said...

you are myfav! you are the one who reached out and made me feel safe to put myself out there - to share. so sorry - for losses and a not so great week - but you are so right, it causes us to pause, reflect and sometimes it brings perspective. focus on what really matters. thank you. thank you. thank you.

druin said...

Thank you all for the kind words. I know there are so many times that it's my blog/twitter friends that keep reminding me that "I think I can! I think I can!", and so I do :)

kathy said...

So I just stumbled upon your blog and my head is spinning with so many wonderful ideas. You referenced an angry bird grading system, but I couldn't find it on your site. Can you give me the info on it? Thanks

druin said...

@Kathy
I'm glad you found something useful :)

The Angry Birds grading was stolen from Lauren's blog. Her post is here: http://fromamathclass.blogspot.com/2012/08/first-days-of-school.html