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|Wed, 09-22-2004 - 5:10pm|
I've been without a computer for a week...gee I didn't realize how much I rely on it. Also, with this hurricane stuff things are out of sorts for us, but we're managing to get back into the swing of things. Hopefully there will be no more hurricanes for us on the horizon. I almost have to say I miss my snow storms from up north, but NO I do not.
Anyway, the year is into full swing and I have a great group of kids. I have really settled into them visa versa. Biggest problem is apathy. Even for an honors group of kids. I assign homework last Friday with anticipation of doing it on Monday, but we got backed up etc. and we didn't start til today with it. The exercise was cut out an editorial article in the newspaper. We're going to practice writing an editorial for a contest. Anyway, don't you know that six of them were unprepared and didn't have their articles. Luckily several other students had extra, which was good because they could not do the in class exercise without the article. For the most part I'm not crazy with homework, but this was just sheer laziness and I wanted to pull my hair out and scream ugh! So, I had this discussion about apathy and how if you are unprepared for school...you'll be unprepared for life blah blah blah - I'm sure that's what they heard. Okay, well...if anyone has any great pill or advice to give them to reduce their apathy - love to hear it.
Well, hope all are well!!!