I just got this email, and I feel very proud of my student. It’s probably too small to read easily on your screen, so here’s what it says: Jessie, I just wanted to let you know that XXX did amazing on the test (!!). he was in the 99% in BOTH tests. In qualitative he … More SCAT Tutoring: Success!
I’ve written many recommendations for students over the years, but this morning I’m working on my first college recommendation. It’s quite a shock – I’ve known the student since she was 9 years old. She was in my science classes from fourth grade through tenth grade. I still think of her as an adorable little … More My First College Recomendation (Oh My!)
It’s not every day that I’m offered a job that I haven’t even applied for, but it happened today. A local high school is looking for another rowing coach on short notice because they were overwhelmed by freshman eager to participate in the sport. I know one of the school’s current coaches, and he asked … More A Job Offer I Wish I Could Have Accepted
I bought a copy of the 2014-2015 New York City Homeschool Yearbook yesterday. It was produced almost entirely by students, with rather minimal adult supervision. I’m happy to see how well it came out – their hard work paid off. I’m also pleasantly surprised to see that my high school classes got a double page … More The Yearbook!
As a rule, I’m not a big fan of food in the science classroom. Labs and snacks just don’t mix! However, every once in a while, I just have to make an exception. These agar/grape juice brains make an ideal treat after an anatomy and physiology unit test for my high schoolers. They are also … More Brains!
Last year, one of my students gave me an adorable knitted stingray. She made it to use as a prop during her poster presentation on stingrays. Do I have the absolute best students? It’s definitely possible.
Some of my high school biology students gave me this thank-you note at the end of the year. For some reason, I’m having trouble getting a clear photo of it – I may have to try again on a less overcast day. Aren’t I the luckiest teacher to have such lovely students? (If you can’t … More Sweet Thank-You Note