By the time this tired group of freshman made it to 5th period split-block English, they were weary. They were quiet, and respectful, and didn't speak up much at all. Just the same, we got through some of the basics.
Today was very much a "get to know you" day, with both Mr. Buker and myself spending a great deal of time talking about who we are, and where we come from. We talked about the Golden Circle, and each of our "why" for teaching.
We went over basic class expectations and handed out the syllabus.
All-in-all it seems like this tired class of 9th graders are excited to be here, as are Mr. Buker and myself. I'm looking forward to a great year!