Today kicked off twenty straight school days until we're out for the Christmas holidays. This probably doesn't seem like a lot, but it's the longest stretch we'll have this year, without any inservice or long weekends or respite. The planning and grading will be relentless. I've got to somehow stay ahead of the wave.
Today wasn't a good start. My lesson was mediocre first period, bombed third period, and was only slightly better in 4/5. I'm not sure the kids learned much today. Maybe a little. And I'm really disappointed with the behavior of the students in my 3rd period class. Tomorrow, I'm going to whip out the daily grade which will actually include a provision to lose points for touching others. Yes, even that's a problem in there.
Anyhow, I'm hoping those twenty straight days of school will at least be broken up by a snow day or two. December snow days are the best. As a rule, I don't like winter - there's a reason I moved from Michigan, dammit - but I like it for the months of December and January. Otherwise, it can be 65 as long as it wants to be.
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