Things overheard in the lab today - all good stories should end this way.
1) You know you teach at a rural school when...I also get offered live chickens and produce, so it is pretty good overall.
2) I both do and don't want to know the rest of this story. And no, I didn't ask. I used my super power, the teacher glare, we were all left hanging.
3) For the love of all that is holy this year needs to end.
Yup, we are still in school. It seems like every other teacher I know is out for summer break now. Pictures on Facebook of fabulous travels. And of course all the best people are at the APCS Reading this week.
And here I am trying to make teenagers learn, which according to all the people I spend my day with - specifically those between 14 and 18 - is completely unreasonable. Their brains are full, and it is sunny, so really I am mean. And nasty.
The funny part in between all of the grumbling they are actually working pretty hard. Except maybe the pig kid.
My intro classes are doing Codeacademy for their final project - make a web page about anything you want. Except pigs.
The AP kids are finishing up their final projects - thus the inside out computer project. The APCS Principles kids are finishing up the programming portfolio, so all in all some good stuff is happening.
And this is why I teach. Most days are pretty good, if not downright hilarious, and sometimes despite ourselves some information gets planted in their heads.
Nine days left people. Not that I am counting.