Friday, April 26, 2019
It was the Friday before spring break (two weeks ago). And it was a minimum day.
Weirdly, the best class of the day was sixth period. Usually, I have to fight with sixth period. They're done with the day, and they can't be bothered to work. But not this group.
I had had them for a week. It was one of those days (multiplied by five) where my biggest issue was finding a way to stay awake. Because there's something pretty boring about watching classes do their assignments.
By sixth period, I had finished reading blogs, reading a magazine, writing blog posts, and taking care of all my usual keep-Liz-awake activities I bring along just in case I have an easy day like this.
I was wiped.
When they arrived on Friday, I held up the handout. I asked each row if they needed it. No one did.
This did not surprise me, however. Earlier in the week, the students had come up to get the next assignment and the next. I informed them that they were getting ahead. But I have no issue with them getting ahead, especially if the teacher has left those assignments for them.
But by Friday, I let them know how far their teacher had expected them to be. And most of them were well beyond it.
So, there was a whole lot of not-work going on that day. I was fine with this.
First, they did this nothing quietly. Second, they had been working all week. And third, it was the last hour before they were technically on spring break.
I bet they were a bit wiped, too.
If you had a computer (or your smartphone) and less than an hour to kill, what would you find yourself doing? Did you do anything fun for spring break this year?
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