August 22, 2012

Back-to-School Night, High School Edition

Last night, Andrew and I attended our first *high school* back-to-school night. In no particular order, here are some thoughts:

I was impressed with the jazz band and the Ballet Folklorico performances. Andrew said watching the dancers reminded him of watching his dad dance on Saturdays. (His dad not only danced in a Folklorico group, he taught Folklorico dance at a local community college.)

The Spanish teacher has a good way of teaching that keeps the kids engaged. From what I saw with the kids who happened to attend, they have already learned a lot. If the teacher maintains this style all year, Thing One should do really well in the class.

Once again, T1 has scored a lively, young science teacher. In the last couple of years, she's shown that liking the science teacher motivates her to do well in the class, and I think this year will probably follow that pattern.

English is still T1's favorite subject (no surprise, of course), and she got a "totally chill" (her words, not mine) teacher this year. Sadly, our district's English curriculum is anthology-based, not novel-based, but at the end of the year, they'll be reading To Kill a Mockingbird, and somewhere during the year, they'll read Romeo and Juliet. What are they reading right now? "The Most Dangerous Game" - Mwahahaha!

I just wish the principal didn't look like he was born while I was in college, LOL....

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