I’ve been told many, many times that my “catch phrase” when greeting my students is an enthusiastic “Hey, Kids!” As our blog is an extension of our classroom, I thought it only appropriate to extend that greeting to all our visiting students and so named it Hey Kids!
The 2015-2016 academic year marks the fourth year of our blog and also the first year for our blog at a new school. Starting this month, our class blog will belong to six classes of high school students in grades 9 and 10. Our new school is just a hop, skip, and a jump from our old school. We are still located on the island, about a mile from beaches on the Gulf of Mexico, and lots of my old middle school students are now students at the high school. I am very fortunate to be able to continue to see all my kids as they grow up and move through the grades. I love it when they stop by to say hello, and I am also really enjoying meeting a whole bunch of new students, who will soon become my kids as well. I continue to greet all my students, old and new, with an enthusiastic “Hey Kids!”
While our school has changed, the goal of our blog has not; we still want to extend our classroom beyond ourselves and generate thoughtful discussion among all members of the learning community – other students, parents, and teachers around the globe. In so doing, we hope to encourage life-long, passionate learning and well-mannered discourse among all learners. We want to meet even more kids (and teachers, too)!
I hope you join in our journey!! Thank you for visiting our blog!
“Education is not the filling of a bucket, but the lighting of a fire.” ~William Butler Yeats?