Monday, May 18, 2015

Day 164: Exhausted

Over this past weekend, I, as well as 5 other chaperones and 39 8th graders, walked almost 30 miles around Washington D.C.  We saw some amazing sights and I had a great time bonding with the students.

But now, I'm exhausted and possibly dehydrated.  It doesn't help that my classroom is 85 degrees.  One of my geometry students found herself as the proud recipient of a heat-induced bloody nose.

In any event, with low energy, high body temperature and a sore throat, I tried to take it a bit easy today.

In geometry, the students presented the drawings of their games as the next step in the process.  Next week, playable versions will be ready for testing.  There are several that have me very excited and I'm looking forward to seeing how they turn out.

We spent the rest of that period casually working on practice problems about circles.  I suppose that many of the students who went on the trip felt the same way that I did as my attendance was sparse today.

In Math 8, we're starting a section on statistics, beginning with scatter plots.  We talked about different types of variable that may or may not be related and what those associations mean.  I really want to do a data collection activity with them, but I don't think I can trust them.  I'll have to play it by ear.

I'm going to pick my kids up from day care and then take a nap.


  1. I had them time how long they could hold books out in front of them. Graph their results. And a friends'. Great negative trend.


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