The first week of school was great! I think I was even more excited than my scholars to be back at school! The picture above is the entry door to the science laboratory. Each homeroom is a college, and our college is Maryland. Go Diamondback Terrapins!
I am happy to be back in the laboratory this year, teaching my favorite subject: life science. We received new lab equipment over break. Unpacking, checking inventories, and putting away all the equipment was hard work but I got it done! It felt like Christmas morning every time I opened a new box.
Here’s a view of the lab stations from the back of the room. I am very lucky to have such a wonderful space to teach in! The back walls are ceiling-to-floor windows and the doors lead to an outdoor garden space. This is one of my favorite spaces; I like to get to school early or come in on weekends to savor the quiet.
Earlier this week, a new member joined our team. The scholars named her “Marilyn”, and she watches over all of us in the Maryland homeroom. She keeps me company during prep-time, and likes to hear me go over my scripts as I practice my lessons out loud.