All work is graded. Still need to do a bunch of pl*nning for class and for Academic Decathlon. I have to read A Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. I have a door decor contest to prepare. *sigh*
Going from 90 students to 160 students, plus a section of ELP (independent study for students who have failed classes) students, has pushed me to my limits. It’s so much harder. Everything takes so much longer. Doing the math - if I look at every single paper for one assignment for one minute - that’s 160 minutes - 2 hours and 40 minutes. For one assignment. I have had to rethink what I assign and how I assign it - I do more quick check formative assessments (mini quizzes using technology tools like Socrative, quickwrites, exit tickets, and discussions) with one or two summative ones for end of unit assessing.
I am trying to wrap my head around this and I have only 5 weeks left with my first trimester kiddos. YIKES!
But, there have been some awesome successes, too.
I almost have a complete Academic Decathlon team - YAY!
I have been accepted back wholeheartedly and made to feel like one of the gang again.
I have been able to connect with several kiddos who were less than stellar students and that has helped the daily atmosphere.
I have taken the ELP class and made every single kid walk into my room smiling. :) It’s amazing at what a smile and a “good afternoon” every.single.day will do!