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First Day of School 2010
First day of school! New building! New laboratory!

Today was a good day. We had perfect attendance. The superintendent spoke to the student body impressing upon them the historical significance of the day. The HS principal presented rings to the State-Champion Softball Team (rock on!) and their coaches - who all got a standing ovation from the entire student body (and rightly so!) Then the HS split off from the Elementary and we were given the usual first day pep talk, followed by a not so usual tour of the new school building (broken up into groups).

My numbers for the year are a bit smaller than usual, but with an increased enrollment this year, I suspect the numbers will start to get back up to where they once were. 13 kids in period 1 chem, 15 in period 3 chem, 15 in physics, and 10 in advanced problems in science. This may change a little, but hopefully not too much!

This evening, as per tradition (and I do so likes me some tradition), the folks and I went out to Frisch's Big Boy for supper. I had a Big Boy platter with onion rings & baked apples. Yum! And then the hot fudge cake (no cherry) for dessert. So, no surprise there.

Anyhoo, have a stonking great sinus jaw-ache (not headache, surprisingly) so I'm gonna medicate (let's hear it for sinus pills, yay!) & then relax for the rest of the evening. Hope the rest of the year goes as nicely as today!

Current Mood: pleased pleased

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trinalin From: trinalin Date: September 5th, 2010 01:00 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm still not sure why we even do the summer vacation thing anymore - it's not like our kids need to be out working in the fields anymore. Still, there's no inertia as great as the Public School System...
rembrandt13 From: rembrandt13 Date: August 31st, 2010 01:23 am (UTC) (Link)
Yikes, I hope the sinus pills work (I'm on two different kinds of allergy meds, but living with three cats [and now a fourth outside], I just assume I am doomed to sniffliness for life)...and I think the kids in your classes are lucky to get such a relatively small student-teacher ratio!

And I'm not just saying that because I would need all the help I could get in a physics or chemistry class, either. ;)
trinalin From: trinalin Date: September 5th, 2010 01:02 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm rather fortunate - I know the combo of pills to knock out the sinus aches for me. I also know what works to knock out that monthly pain too. Some folks haven't found their ideal combos for what ails 'em.

Better living through chemistry - if you can find the right combo!
hergrace From: hergrace Date: September 2nd, 2010 09:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Except for the jaw-ache it sounds like a perfect first day (first first day -- seeing as you've got the new building and all.) Considering the classes you teach, I'm not surprised the class-size is rawther small.
trinalin From: trinalin Date: September 5th, 2010 01:04 am (UTC) (Link)
Usually I've got all or most of the juniors that are still in the building (rather than taking vocational school). And I do once again, but two of the juniors are in the Advanced Problems in Science course rather than chemistry. Physics is usually a higher percentage of kids as well, but I'm not complaining. I think the group sizes are ideal - though I hope the chem numbers go up in the next few years!
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