The time we have together is from 7:00 to 7:50, the time we call Breakfast Club. It is a time to sit, eat, talk, and get help on assignments from "out" classes or finish work such as the placemats. Peer tutors come in as they wish; to visit, or make up absences. This is probably the best time for us to acknowledge special occasions like birthdays. We are avoiding sugary options due to several health issues within the classroom and in high school parties are not part of the school day. I have seen real growth in each student.
It is already time to start planning for next year. Really??? I am always so surprised when we begin looking at registration. Next year brings 2 new classes to the high school. We will have incoming freshmen (9th) and sophomores (10) so that half the class will be new! We are losing 6 seniors as they move to Canyons Transition Academy!