Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by random3434, Apr 22, 2009.
Was it everything you dreamt about, and more?
And what ever you do, don't remind me that I have to go to work tomorrow!
Look on the bright side, only 2 more days until the weekend!
With as much work as I got yesterday ... today and the next few days are me time.
Wrote my last exam this aft. It was everything I envisioned, and then some.
School assembly this a.m., 9:30. Dr. Exhautus and Mr. Gluem & Mrs. Deum. Seriously. Even the kindergarden kids spew 'carbon dioxide' is wrecking the earth. One little kid said the 'earth will probably be dead before she's grown up.' In fairness to the presenter, he deviated and said, 'Actually the environment is in much better shape in the US than 40 years ago....' I think even he was a bit taken aback.
On the other side, the middle schoolers were polite but not buying into it. After the hour and 20 minute assembly, back in the classroom, they were discussing how the economy and terrorism are more important issues. They do believe in recycling, buying less, (though they buy more than a little, ), and not tossing unwanted, but good items. They donate, etc. They are aware of wasting electricity, but think the hype that 'we're not doing anything to reverse a catastrophe' is overblown. Note: I do NOT teach science.
After a bit of their venting, we got back to watching the holocaust witness/remembrance project from Yale. One of my students had visited the Auschwitz Museum and brought in the tour book. It's been an exhausting day.
The 6-8 graders were all involved with the Holocaust videos, we've been viewing for 2 days. I forgot that when 8th graders were coming into 7th grade, I had them read, Night by Elie Weisel. We've just finished WWI and started the 20's where I discuss the problems from Versailles Treaty, man did they have the questions, commentary, analysis. The only time I've had this kind of reaction from a class was in 2001, when my 7th graders were finishing up WWII at the same time the Taliban/bin Laden were threatening, and later blew up the Buddha images in Afghanistan, that was in May. They wrote to the Secretary of State that we should 'do something' about the destruction of our history. Needless to say, when 9/11 happened, they immediately, indeed quicker than I, with the first plane said, "bin Laden."
We are indeed living in interesting times.
Since I was fired everyday is nice.
How did you know I was dreaming about work last night?
I think I got about the same amount accomplished in both my dream and my actual work today.
Sunglasses at work come come in handy, eh?
didnt work today...just kinda roamed around the house and did errands
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