I had almost forgotten just how much I hate to grade papers. That is, until tonight.
I gave my first test in Algebra II today. The average grade was 77. That is quite below what I had expected. But, hopefully, this will shock the kids out of whatever summer vacation they are still coasting on, and get them into gear.
I spent the whole weekend grading quizzes and homework assignments (much easier tasks, if I do say so myself), and already a new pile has stacked up for the upcoming weekend. Papers, papers, papers, everywhere!
In other news, I’m about 80% sure that I’ll be taking my desks out of “groups” and putting them in the dreaded, conversation-blocking, student hated ROWS. I just don’t think my kids in Algebra Ia can handle the “opportunities” to talk. It’s very frustrating. I spend most of my day fussing at freshmen, and I don’t think I can take 81 more.
That is all…. 2 more days until another glorious weekend!!!