How many events do your schools plan?

Reblogged from @ THE CHALKFACE

Roughly 15 years ago, when I started teaching, we had a back to school night, maybe a reading or math night, and in the case of fifth grade, a promotion event.

As I moved on to supervising student teachers, several years later, in the mid-2000s and early teens, I don’t recall many events during that time either. First semester students stayed for back to school night so they could meet parents. I remember a breakfast planned for parents who were veterans or active service-members. Maybe a literacy night, which is to be expected. A chorus or holiday concert? I think so.

In my last few years teaching in a low-income urban school, it’s getting to be a bit crazy with the numbers of events teachers are expected to plan. What events do you have each school year? Read more>>