The first week of school has always been hard for me. This is because during the summer I don't really do anything scholarly or anything that remotely resembles reviewing in order to get ready for the next school year.
The first day of AP Lit was especially scary for me because I have rarely read in my spare time because I got used to just reading textbooks that my schools provide. This is the same with my writing also. I have never really written stuff for fun. I've mostly written for essays and other writing requirements for school, which I have never found fun.
Now, as for what we as a class did for the first non-full week of school. The usual stuff happened for the first day, rubrics, things to sign for our parents/guardians, and setting classroom rules/expectations. For the next subsequent days to come, we build upon our already existing Weebly websites by adding on new pages for our AP Lit class. This includes, of course, this blog page and our background page, which can be found here: http://11474.weebly.com/. We also picked and chose a book, or books, from a specific author that we wanted to learn about. I chose Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro. With these chosen books of ours came with a reading rate, that is different for each person, that we calculated in class to see how many pages we should have read by next week.
I found AP Lit to be more interesting than I thought it was going to be initially. The amount of professionalism and organization that is present in the class has definitely helped me get into the class more. From the first few days of the class, my view on reading and how it can affect your life has changed quite significantly. I used to think that reading was just this thing that everyone does in their spare time just for fun. I see now that not only do people read in their spare time for fun, but also for their own self-improvement and, maybe sometimes, their self-realization.