I just finished putting in all of the grades for the first semester. As many of you know (to an infuriating level), I rarely know what grades students have. It's not a huge concern of mine and so I don't spend much time looking at them. I prefer to have an authentic connection with each student based completely on our interactions, not influenced by missing assignments or poor quiz performances. I understand the interest students have in their own grades, I just don't focus on them.
I have goals and objectives for us during the semester and I put my energy in to doing those things. At some point, the numbers say something -- hopefully something you're happy with and proud of. Anyway, my first point is the grades are finished.
My bigger point is that I had a fantastic first semester at Pomona High School. Thank you to all of the staff and administrators who made me feel at home. Of course, the biggest thanks goes to all of you (the students).
I have been so busy with everything that I am finally getting organized with things like this website. Hopefully you are able to get a few projects completed during the break while you get some rest.
Have fun, be safe, tell your friends/family you love them, and perhaps read something. (I'll pause for laughter.)