The Memorial Day holiday kind of threw all of us into vacation tease and all of a sudden a very short week to finish everything. SO relaxed all weekend knowing its three days, then BAM - reality hits in that you only have 3 days to get everything done- then graduation!!!! Yes, its always something- but mostly something wonderful.
The final in US History was pleasantly surprising. All but two students scored proficient and higher on the content multiple choice and the civil rights issues presentations were very thorough and entertaining. The third part was the research paper for their presentation and its obvious the students spent time and care in their work and are becoming better writers and researchers. Except of course for the three students who gave up and decided to not do any portion of the final (heartbreaking).
Emotional times these are.
A-ha: There are not enough opportunities for the staff at my school to enjoy each other and get to know each other.
Reminder: Keep making efforts to sit and talk with different people. Don't only play it safe.