#WeekendCoffeeShare: In Which I Am Brief

If we were having coffee, I would tell you hello and welcome you in. We’d have a quick chat, then we might head out for the morning. It’s Museum Month here, and today we’re off to visit the World War II Museum and gad about town a bit.

The week has been a busy one…It’s the first week of the semester, and it’s my first week as a full-time employee at the college, so the semester is quite different than semesters past. I’ve mostly gotten moved into my new office–all the things are there, but I have to find a way to hang some things on the concrete walls (ideas?) so that it doesn’t look quite so bare. I’m also beginning to learn the names of my students, though it’s taking me quite a while because there are about 125 of them. They’re pretty swell though, and we had some good conversations this week about writing and the current socio-political situation.

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If we were having coffee, I would apologize for this week’s short entry and tell you that you’ll be seeing more here in the next few weeks, both coffee share and other posts, as I start to get my footing underneath me at the new job and move forward with some blog plans. ❤

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  1. says

    125 students that’s a lot of names! Have fun with that 🙂
    I hope that you’ll have a great weekend!
    Oh, I might just have the thing for your wall… 🙂

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  2. says

    In my classroom, I have concrete walls. You can use a hot glue gun and it comes off at the end of the year pretty well. If you’re there for much longer than a year, and the paint is crappy, it will take the paint off when you remove the glue, but that’s an easier fix than trying to put holes in concrete. We started this week, too, but only on Thursday, so I definitely don’t know all my 150 kiddos names yet. Here’s to a good semester for both of us!

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  3. says

    That’s one of the toughest things about teaching, remembering all of the names. And if half the madness are from a different language, it’s even tougher. I’ve had as many as 163 to learn!

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  4. says

    Congratulations on your teaching job. I’d like to think I’m always more anxious than my students on the first week with all the preparation for the lessons and getting to know the students. Everyday is a challenge and a great way to grow in teaching as well. Exam weeks and deadline for grades are always crazy. But you got to love teaching. 🙂 Happy weekend.

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  5. says

    Can you use blue-tack / white-tack to attach stuff, or would that leave stains?
    If the walls are no-go, you could always try suspending pictures etc from the ceiling – if your office has those foam tiles, lift them up a little to put string through. This works fine as long as there’s not too much weight put on each string. 🙂

    Over a hundred names… good luck! That’s a lot.

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