Wednesday, May 14, 2014

December 3, 2010.

That was a Friday.

Our on-level Precal classes were giving a partner quiz, and my schedule that day consisted of back-to-back-to-back Precal classes.1

That day, I put in for a sick/personal day to stay home and recoup,2 while one of my mentors, Norma Munoz, watched my students take their vectors quiz in Precal.

That was the last time that I missed class.


Until today, when I attended a mandatory all-day workshop to review the upcoming changes to the Texas education standards. Being a district-wide event, it was actually nice to see faces from other campuses that we don’t get to converse with nearly often enough.

Final exams begin a week from tomorrow for seniors. With preparations for graduation underway, it was recently brought to my attention that the entire senior class top-10 was a student of mine this year in AP Statistics. 34 This is merely a noteworthy item, as I am grateful for all of my students — not just those that finished in the top ten — but it is pretty crazy to think about, nonetheless.

  1. That was also my first semester of teaching AP Statistics, which was an absolute bear. []
  2. Curiously, I recall that all three of the on-level Precal teachers were “sick” that day. []
  3. This was actually brought to my attention on the morning of our AP Exam this past Friday, when all 10 of them were actually in my room at the same time — along with about 30 other kids who decided to show up for a last-second cram session []
  4. Incidentally, this has never happened to me before, and will almost certainly never happen again. []