Slowly but Surely

I’m knocking out the tests one by one. We did one today with my juniors (those dreaded district standard tests — which, can be very subjective sometimes, really). My seniors, meanwhile, wrapped up their Macbeth performances. What are those, you ask? Well, I decided to pair them up and have them perform a scene out of the book in front of their peers. Gets them reading Shakespeare out loud (though they all read the translated version) and satisfies the public speaking requirement/practice. Tomorrow, my seniors give their speeches (well, half the class does.)
OMG! I’m so NOT ready for quarter two. I can’t believe it’s next week! I need to revamp my syllabus (I’m TOTALLY changing my grading policy. The current one isn’t working and it’s stressing me out!) I need to come up with a standard slip to leave in my student work outbox (if you’re gone…I had one, but implemented it very poorly) regarding missing a test or quiz. I also need to make sure that I have all my ducks in a row for the dreaded research paper, AND I need to make sure I’m ready for the next book with my seniors. GAH! I think maybe I’ll lead off with s’more poetry. Then, I’ll head into a novel with them. My juniors — I need to decide what we’re doing alongside (read: at the same time) as the research paper. I’m going to try that this year. Wish me luck.
Speaking of the paper…I gotta map out the timeline for due dates, while I’m thinking about it.

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