I have so many grades in the gradebook, I can’t even believe it. Maybe it doesn’t seem so overwhelming because my grading time isn’t competing for lesson planning time for the first time in my life!
Friday was wonderful. The kids worked perfectly independently and were engaged, and after school we had the new 7th graders stay for a get to know you game to finish off the new student workshops we’ve been holding for them. This one went better than anything, kids were begging us to continue playing with them once 4:30 hit and at least one of them ran out to ask his mom if he could stay longer.
Then after work we went a few miles away to the home of one of last year’s students. Every Friday and Saturday his mom sets up a canopy and sells Mexican food. I had some fried stuff I had never had before.