Week... I don't even know which week I'm on right now..
So I need to recap some days..
Thursday, CCA9.. I had a Mac vs PC debate.. Oh my goodness.. It was amazing. Once I told them that was what we were doing, people jumped up.. They were excited.. So I first had the class divided. Whoever was a PC, on one side.. and vice versa for Mac. I had one person from each group to the board and come up with as many things to write about their computer. They were shouting like crazy.. it was really fun to see them brainstorm on their own. I mean technically it wasn't a debate more so of listing things that were better then the other computer. Nonetheless it was so much fun. After the crazy brainstorm session. I had them go back to their seats. We then watched 5 Mac Ads and 5 PC ads.. I told them to compare and contrast the two ad campaigns. Some of them did admit that the Mac ads were funnier.. so that was ironic.. I then had them for the rest of the class to blog about what type of computer they are, PC or a Mac person. They answered questions as well, such as which ad campaign was more appealing and facts about each computer. After the class, they kept the discussion going into the hallway. I've done it!! I've actually managed to keep a topic going after a class was done. I would never imagine that I would be able to do it. But i did!
Anyways, Math was good again.. surprisingly they all worked quietly again. I gave them a quiz and then the lesson. They worked right to the end. That was it.. no issues.. Volleyball was okay too.. the beginning they were really energized.. by the end of it they were totally out of it. One of the girls was getting on my nerves and the other coach's nerves.. She was not listening, barely trying, kept talking, had an attitude problem.. seriously.. grade nine girls need to learn some respect and maturity..
So today.. I worked on the midterm assessment with my co-op, and managed to get most of it completed. I need to edit and fix it a bit.. I was surprised we got most of it done. My reflection is very different compared to my co-op.. I'm not really too sure as to what I should be writing for that part.. hmm.. anyways.. we did that for the morning half of the day.
I still taught my afternoon classes. CCA9, started well.. It was a work period really.. I showed them the Jobs vs Gates video.. they enjoyed that.. Then had them finish their assignments from before. I was going to try the chat thing again.. it went kind of bad. I mean there is one student who the other students pick on alot.. So it was no difference to do it on a chat.. I was so annoyed and frustrated that they were cyberbullying when they just wrote an assignment on internet safety.. Like come on grade 9's.. seriously, grow up.. I told my co-op.. he said that he wanted to try the chat thing again, but this time he'll be there. Personally, I knew it wouldn't go so great a second time.. but I wanted to try one more time. Hopefully when my co-op monitors the chat. it might go better. Revoke their privileges or something.. but yeah..
Math10.. oh my goodness.. so much fun.. So two of the french girls are leaving tomorrow and one of them asked if I could do something fun. So I thought, what could relate to math and graphing, and is fun.. ah ha!.. Dan Meyer's HIMYM lesson.. I printed out the graphs and set up the video. I used my co-op as the guinea pig.. it was his ex-girlfriends that were ranked from hot and crazy. They totally got the concept too!.. it was really neat to see. Then after that I continued with my lesson. and then assignment. They worked great again!.. what the heck, 5 time in a row already??!!..
I think I've finally got them.. They're my kids now.. They respect me finally, they know that I'm their teacher.. It's finally happened.. After class.. one of the french girls told me.. "you're going to be a great teacher Miss Mah.. really you will..".. I could have cried right there and then.. Like oh my gosh.. She made my day.. I can't believe one of my kids said that..
To recap.. this week was awesome!.. My math kids actually worked.. my cca9 kids got excited about class.. and a kid totally gave me the icing on the cake to end the week with "great teacher".. I am going to be really sad when I leave.. Damn it..