Thursday, August 15, 2013

starting out

Writing my first blog post is a bit like starting my first day as a teacher two years ago.  I know what I want the rest of this blog to look like but I'm not quite sure how to start out.  Luckily, unlike my middle school students, most of you will not just stare back at me with blank faces until seizing the perfect moment to act up.  

I guess I'll introduce myself and why I have decided to blog.

I am starting my third school year as middle school math teacher.  We don't go back until the 21st of August so I do not know my classes yet.  I will be in the 7th grade hall most likely teaching 7th grade algebra and possible a Math 7 or two.

This will be my second year teaching algebra and if I have a Math 7 class or two my first year doing that.

My goal for this blog is to interact with the much larger professional community out there by sharing my lessons and ideas and using those lessons and ideas posted by others!

I am most eager to post to made4math monday
and give back for all the AWESOME things I have borrowed over the past year

and join a few of the twitter chats!  you can follow me at @annemarie_hugh  

Last year was my first venture into using a ISN or interactive student notebook.  Most members of my PLC were not into the idea and by December I had relinquished to just gluing workbook pages into our 5-star notebook.  I rebounded around April but overall am not happy with how it turned out.

This year I am following many of the recommendations I have seen in the blogasphere and using a composition notebook that will ONLY hold their notes and synthesis.

AND being the type A obsessive person I am, I went head and made a mock ISN over the summer to keep me on track!  (pictures to follow!)

I am very excited for this new adventure!


  1. Welcome! Good luck & can't wait to check out what you've made for your ISN!!

  2. Yay! I'm so glad that you started a blog. This will be my first year with ISNs, so I would love to see what you have done.

  3. Welcome to blogging! I'll be eagerly awaiting the photos of your ISN as well. I'm starting them this year, though I did get started with some foldables last year.

  4. Welcome to the world of blogging! So excited to learn from you! Just added you to my reader and looking forward to your first #Made4Math post! :) Happy Friday!

  5. Welcome! ISN are my goal this year and I am looking forward to seeing what you are doing!