ODD BLOCK PERIOD: Substitute lesson: Scientific American Frontiers video: HYDROGEN HOPES, Textbook Isotope Outline Worksheet and then for Homework: INTRO TO ISOTOPES.
I spent the day at our district office with 4 other colleagues, one from each of the other middle schools, revising our 8th grade unit benchmark tests. A nice day. Got 90% of the task done.
I walked home afterwords. It took me an hour and I maintained a 4.5 mile and hour pace.
Last Saturday my two teams competed and came in 10th and 12 place. I feel like both me and my students let each other down. Most of the students only wanted to do 2 events. In past winning years most did 4 events with some doing 5. I did not push them to do more. That is where I failed them. I need to have another coach next year. Mrs Gaede is happy to help and I will use her more next year. I will field only 1 team. If more kids want to compete then they had better work hard early and show me. THIS IS THE FIRST YEAR I DID NOT TOTALLY ENJOY THE PROCESS. Mediocrity was happening this year and from now on I will fight it to death with my light saber!