"What is your favorite part of the school day and why?"
That is TeachThought's Day 11 question for the Reflective Teacher 30-Day blog challenge.
Why the hard questions?
I think I have two favorite parts.
I like the quiet moments. When I walk in my room in the morning before students arrive. During my planning period when the room is quiet. Those times when I finally get to sit down and exhale.
What?!?!? A teacher whose favorite times of the day are when she's not with students? Well...it's not like that. When my room is quiet, I get to think. I get to dream about future lessons. I get to reflect on past lessons. I get to recharge.
My second favorite part of the school day is a little noisy. I like when the students are working together and having mathematical discussions. I love hearing "math talk" out the mouth of babes. I love them reasoning, explaining, justifying to and with each other. (And by the way, I get to hear much more of this now that I've flipped my algebra classes.)
So...I keep cheating by choosing more than ONE favorite anything. But I'll probably keep doing it. :)