Long day

Today was an exhausting day for both students and teachers alike at Central Middle. Since most student are doing the state tests (except Science and something else), each day has been condensed into only three class periods. Yes, three. From 8 AM to 3 PM there are only three classes of two+ hours each. Ouch. As a graduate student, I admit I have trouble concentrating in lectures that last more than fifty minutes. Two hours is a marathon! Here’s a quick summary of the day’s activities–
Students in the first and second classes of the day were rotated through various ‘stations’ that again reviewed the subject of light and optics. Stations included activities such as making review posters, constructing color wheels, reading material and review worksheets, wrapping up prior homework, and playing with optical illusions. I didn’t see much of the first class because I was making multiple trips to the behemoth, plodding copy machine and trying to print documents that refused to be opened on any of the computers actually hooked up to printers. Yeah, technology! The second class had some minor discipline issues which added an element of tension to the already fidgety students. The third class behaved inappropriately in class last week and as a consequence, they took an open book test on the light and optics unit for the whole two hours today. Yikes. I wish I had some groundbreaking revelation to note here, but honestly, I’m just too tuckered out! I guess some days are just like that. 🙂

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About Sarah Roels

I'm a former Ph.D. student at the University of Kansas in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department. I study mating system evolution in plants, using the model system Mimulus. I now work at Michigan State University as their GK-12 project manager.
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