today was my first official day of thanksgiving break
and I've been enjoying my time off already
yesterday morning the husband and I went for a little walk...
to the doughnut shop!
not a bad start to the day
we also visited our favorite antique mall
where I found some pyrex treasures I'll be sharing soon!
we ended the day by strolling the mall
and getting some coffee, so not a bad end to sunday either
This week was pretty fun with my kids. When doing a pre-activity with them to teach them the frustrations the writers of the Constitution had while drafting, I was called a name that I will use as this week's "so they said". Instead of jumping right into the Constitution we spent the first part of our day trying to vote on a Pandora station to listen to in class for the day. We went through the formal process of voting, but what they did not know is that I rigged the game so that they would never reach the nine votes they needed to reach a consensus! After several proposals and the equal amount of rejections (and the tensions & frustration level highly elevated!) we reflected on the activity where I was called...
"an evil genius"
Well, thank you. I take that as a compliment.
I also had one student, who I may let you know has been "identified" with oh so many "labels" tell me...
"so you just spent more than half of this class period making a point?"
Yes. That is exactly right. And I don't feel bad about it, not one bit!
To my teacher friends out there - enjoy our first, very well-deserved, break!