Friday is the first of the "unofficial" senior skip days. Our seniors have their honor's day on the 15th, and once the program is over, they get to leave for their "official" skip day. Once May rolls around, though, many of them take Fridays off.
I originally had the due date for research papers set for last Friday, but because I took the Friday before Easter off, I shifted the dates. It would have been really nice if I had gotten them last week, but I didn't. No big deal.
Because a LOT of the kids said they wouldn't be at school Friday, I stressed to them that they needed to turn them in tomorrow OR they needed to MAKE SURE they had them to me by the beginning of their class period on Friday. I'm even being super nice and entering the due date into the computer as tomorrow because if any of them have unexcused absences on Friday, I wouldn't be able to enter their grades. And a 0 out of 500 points would KILL many of their averages.
With two senior classes, if most of my students are out for the next two (three counting honor's day) I'll have plenty of time to get papers graded at school. HOPEFULLY I can get my classroom cleaned up, too. It is a HUGE, HORRIBLE MESS, and it's DRIVING ME NUTS!!!!
Bama is needing some Mommy time, so that's it for now. Have a GREAT Thursday!