Wednesday, April 8, 2009
This is Sam! I have spent my first three days at Eben Hopson Middle School. The school was named after a former mayor who helped the Inuipuit get legal rights to their land in Alaska. I will be teaching 6th, 7th and 8th physical education. Unfortunately, the school does not offer health education. My assignment the last two days has been excruciatingly exciting = Hall Monitor! Tony and I were even able to serve breakfast one morning. We have many talents. Due to the 18+ hours of daylight student are not getting much sleep. A few of the middle school students were falling asleep during the tests so the principal's solution was to give them Mountain Dew!! Unique fix for a 7th grader in the middle of a state standardized test. This friday the school is having a free day for the students who behaved during testing. They get to bring their ipods, watch movies, ice cream sundeas ,and we are having a basketball tournament, and the school store is having a sale! Next Monday I should actually see a real class.