To be honest, today was just so-so for me. As I am recovering from foot surgery, I am not 100% either physically or mentally. My doctor wasn't crazy about me going back to work after only two weeks, but I promised to be good and keep my feet elevated as much as possible.

Here was my initial plan. Notice how I planned down to the minute. What a joke! You know what they say about the best laid plans of mice and men.

1. Students Enter/Sit Where they want and begin
filling out the Birthday Card (5 min)

**This activity went OK. I love the birthday cards. This is the 2nd year I have used them. I have a special bulletin board I put them on. At the beginning of every month, I make up some little birthday cards for the students and attach a package of skittles. The kids love to have their birthday recognized in front of the other students.**

2. Teacher/Class Introduction (5 min)

3. Students place themselves in alphabetical
order by their first name, then I pass around the roster sheet for students to
fill in their names. I will then use
this to make my seating charts. (5 min)

Again, five minutes for this activity was a complete joke. Could not believe how difficult this was for my 9th graders, but the juniors did very well. BTW, this is my first time to order students by first name. This process was recommended to me by another teacher as a quick way to learn names. I could already tell a huge difference in the number of names I knew at the end of the first day. So overall, I will keep this activity, but allow 15 minutes for it next year.
4. Discuss Supplies (Binder must be ready by
Tuesday-Test Grade) (5 min)

5. Parent Homework (5 min)

This activity also took about 10 minutes
6. Syllabus (1st Page only) (10 min)

Did not get to

7. Activity:
What Math Number Am I?? (10 min)

Did not get to
8. Weighted Averages activity (10 min)

Did not get to

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