The 6th-grade team had 3 hours of planning thanks to Dr. Puglisi and his team. Some band members from Rio Mesa, UCSB, and UW introduced students to band. One was a previous RdV student who was thrilled to see me!
The students organized a Secret Santa exchange and although there was one problem, it was dealt with respectfully. Students really enjoyed it.
I really enjoyed the response to today's Read Aloud (Restart by Gordon Korman). Students hypothesized something about a character using some inference in the story. They were able to cite evidence from earlier in the novel to back up their guess. I was impressed.