Homework was assigned and is posted on the calendar under the B-Day English page. Students are to bring in their signed parent/signature page, getting to know you questions, and an independent reading book. Please remember that school paperwork is due ASAP and bring in the signed forms to your first period teacher.
Next class we are going to dive into the SpringBoard program and look at Unit 1, Coming of Age.
SIDE BAR - I've had many students ask me about my tattoos. I have no problems talking about my tattoos and their meanings, however, I will not discuss them during class time. With so many questions, I've decided to include information about each tattoo throughout my blog. They are very personal to me and are symbols of my experiences and emotions..
Tattoo 1 - The Phoenix:
The Phoenix is a mythical bird found in many cultures. When a Phoenix appears in a village, it is said to bring good luck, good fortune and is a considered a sign of new beginnings. The Phoenix is my talisman, my totem, a symbol to remind me to look to the future and to accept new beginnings. I decided to get a phoenix tattoo when I was trying to get my life back in order. In a way, each tattoo session became a therapy session. As I physically healed, I found my mind healing as well. After a year and a half, I found myself ready for a new beginning. My new career brought good fortune and thus good luck into my life as well. As a teacher, I often reflect upon my past and my experiences. The Phoenix is a representation of challenges in my past and how one can work hard for a new beginning.