Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Ah yes, let your humorous inclinations lead you on... it's helps lighten the mental load.
We made it to March...and I've often said, "If we can just make it to March, we will have made it through the worst of winter." And here we are. Suddenly, the temps are more moderate and then nights are not dipping into single digits or below zero. So, now, the march through March is ON. And we'll need some humor.
I remember when I was teaching high school that the month of March was a tough one. If you're involved with school in any way, you know that it's tournament time for basketball and wrestling. And I noticed that the students are usually pretty exhausted at this point...and not so responsive in the classroom. Grades tend to be at their lowest for the entire year; 3rd quarter grades (due in March) are usually a disappointment. And, it's state testing time. Enough said. Add to that, teacher contracts are renewed or terminated...and the news comes in March. Most of the seniors are gone for a week to see the sights in Washington, D.C. on the Close-Up trip. Teachers are also launching into plans for their final activities of the year -- speech contests, banquets, theater productions, concerts, music festivals, prom, and the like. Oh, and Track season begins.