This was a crazy week. Monday was a teacher workday; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, our schedules were different from “normal”; and Friday was Purim — we didn’t have classes and spent the day celebrating. The students were pretty good considering all the schedule disruptions. I had a really good discussion with my senior class about a piece I asked them to read from Thomas Friedman’s The World is Flat as well as two short videos we watched — Karl Fisch’s “Did You Know?” and an excerpt from The Simpsons — “Kiss Kiss Bang Bangalore.” We are making connections between Death of a Salesman and the plight of Willy Loman to modern issues of globalization, outsourcing, and living in “exponential times.”
My tenth grade class will turn in the final draft of their research papers tomorrow. One hard worker has written something like ten drafts! I am proud of all their hard work and have a suitable celebration in mind. This week is a much more normal week, thank goodness.
We have 12th grade and 10th grade trips coming up in the next couple of weeks. Spring break isn’t far off, either.