Day 95/180: Subbing for “my” old classes
Standardized testing has been going on all week, making the schedule truly nuts. Today, it took up the first three hours of school; the remaining three hours were split for the six-period day, so I got to see each of the periods for 25 minutes. Still, it was really nice to see them again. And it was definitely nice getting a cheer from a number of kids and a lot of smiles. I’ve missed them.
While the school was running tests, I helped some other chemistry teachers mix up solutions for labs. Not super exciting work, but it’s nice to have colleagues again. And to catch up on goings-on.
I was kinda disappointed to have a bunch of brain-dead kids. After a week of testing, they were not even really mentally-available to chat about how they’ve been for the last three months. Mostly, I’m sad that they have to go through with over a week of testing.