Friday, December 4, 2009

Semester is almost Done

This semester has simply flown by. Only a couple of more weeks and we are done with the class. This also means that we have a lot to get done before that point. Tonight I will be giving my presentation. I have already typed up my other two papers so only have to do a final review before turning the reports. My students are done with their project too. They had a lot of fun with this project and have really enjoyed exploring what Adobe Photo Shop can do. It also taught them a valuable lesson this past week. They were being very loud in their talking, and asking questions. The Yearbook Advisor, was trying to get some of this work done during this time and asked the students to be quiet. They were for about two minutes and then started up again. I told them they had to shut down what they were doing and that we were leaving. We did this, and when we got back to our class I had a long, strong discussion on how to behave when we are visitors to someone else's classroom. They were all told to write apology letters to the advisor. They were also told to write thank you notes to him for letting us use the room. This was great writing practice for them as well as social skills lesson. I don't think they will be so rude in the future.


  1. It was great seeing some of your students work during your presentation last night. I would love to have seen their albums. If your school has an art show, you should encourage your students to submit some of their work. It always makes the kids feel good when their teacher suggests soemthing like that. Nice work!

  2. I admire you for the efforts you have taken with your students. I think your actions for their being too loud was right on the money. Forcing them to shut down the computers and leave is exactly what I would have done; then following it up with letters of apology and thank you was perfect. You turned a negative situation into a positive, and surely the students have learned so much more than just computer work with Adobe.

    I can tell you really enjoy your students and are very caring. We are lucky to have you as a teacher at Salinas High School. Keep up the good work.