Ellen and I are watching the first season of Masters of Sex on DVD. We’re enjoying the show for the most part but… man, is the opening credits sequence TERRIBLE.
Like, I get what they’re doing. It’s the inverse of the opening to Dexter, showing how sexuality exists in the everyday. I understand it. I just don’t like it.
As if I needed another daily project, here are some mini-drawings I did for Elliot’s lunch this week. He just started first grade and was SUPER psyched to be eating lunch AT the school.
I draw a picture of myself on my classroom’s chalkboard everyday. I collect those pictures as camera phone photos and post them on Sundays. See the rest here.
For the first week of chalkboard drawings, I took inspiration from Guardians of the Galaxy. It’s honestly strange to this old comic book fan that I can draw a picture of Thanos on my chalkboard and have tons of my students know exactly who he is.
At the beginning of the school year, I ask every 9th grader who came into class to walk to the back of the room and write their name on the board. It’s a nice little way to start building community in the classroom.
Here’s last year’s…
According to my incredibly accurate records, this souvenir photo is twenty years old today.
Wearing a Tweety Bird tee shirt… seems like a fashion blunder.
I fished this out of the trash because it’s a poster of a Smurf playing Atari while listening to a boom box and surely they are not making any more of these…
Robin Williams was and will remain one of the Pop Culture Patron Saints of Education to all teachers everywhere. So very sad.
This doesn’t sound like a big deal, but I’m switching over from spiral bound notebooks to marble notebooks in my 9th grade classes for journals.
No matter what I do, by the end of the year our spiral notebooks look terrible. Students tear pages out,even though they’re told not to do that. The metal spiral on some of the books will inevitably come undone, leading to a situation where I have to bring in wire cutters to trim out the sharp edges.
I want to work on making the reading/writing journals more of an object the students can be proud of and take with them rather than an afterthought. I think using marble notebooks might help get us there, insofar as materials go.
(Source: adiemtocarpe, via itsssnix)
Look, my collection of Mr. Wolf mini-comics by aronnelssteinke! Every teacher should be reading his comics!