5th period had 12 out of 36, 6th had 18 out of 37 and 7th had 8 out of 36. We have a completion problem.
"I didn't know how to do it"
"My friend had the paper"
Students can contact me via email, Schoology, Twitter, Instagram, Google Voice, or my website (which a few did). In short, the first two excuses were invalid. The third is invalid because there was a reminder text message via Remind101 that went out. This is a post out of pure frustration. I wanted to go outside and test our data, but we couldn't.
Some good came out of it, though. Students worked hard, together, to pick each other up. I caught one student blatantly copying and had him restart. He's a struggling student who refuses to come in for tutoring, doesn't ask questions, and throws up a wall when I try to help him out. I'm running out of ideas here, but will keep trying.
I had some female students who were finished and were pondering a good question:
"Who invented Barbie? It must have been a guy, because she looks way too perfect. Can we look that up, Stevens?"
In all honesty, I was curious as well. They looked it up, as did I, and were somewhat surprised to see that a female. Since they were finished with their computations, we had a small discussion about why a woman would create a doll that was so unrealistically perfect. I didn't have the answer, but having that type of conversations with students was worthwhile.
We will take another shot at completing the zipline activity tomorrow, so hopefully each class will have their work completed.
You know, sometimes your students see the work that you're doing. Check that. Your students ALWAYS see the work that you're doing. As much as I hated today, I was reminded by a student after school as to why I love my job: