Our period 1-2 block started off smoothly. Students were in their seats and were quiet, they transitioned from one item to the next successfully, with very little added direction from the teachers.
Today was very much a "get to know you" day, with both Mr. Julius and myself spending a great deal of time talking about who we are, and where we come from. In addition, we had students fill out slips of paper telling us a little bit about themselves, and we went over the class expectations.
All-in-all it seems like this sleepy class of 9th graders are excited to be here, as are Mr. Julius and myself. I'm looking forward to a great year!