Your Neighborhood School
Room 203B, 2007-08
Monday and Tuesday were basically orientation days. We all found and "personalized" our seats. Don't worry, it will come off. We got to know our neighbors and the rest of the class. Once a month we will rearrange the seats, but for the time being the classroom looks like the picture here. The teacher is a newbie and has help from not one but two volunteers who are really nice, but don't let us get away with anything. You can see them in the picture. We spent a lot of time making class rules. Everyone participated and so far none has been broken, but then there hasn't been enough time to figure out the best way to do that.
Wednesday's highlight was learning to play my first note on the recorder. It wasn't the note that the other kids were playing, but I'm still convinced that mine was the right one. The teacher did get the computer to play the note that he was expecting to hear from us, but it didn't help much.
On Thursday we had our first real day with everything in the schedule: math, spelling, science, reading, social studies, art, lunch, and recess. For recess our school is doing something new this year. They still let us run around doing nothing in particular, but we can optionally try to organize larger games using some signup sheets. Basically portions of the playground are reserved on different days for a soccer or kickball game.
Today is Friday, so I was excused from spelling, reading, and art in order to record this week.
In math we did multiplication of two digit numbers. We got to correct our own work by comparing
it to a computer's work including all the intermediate steps. Someday soon we'll just make the
computer do the whole thing.