Joke of the Day!
Why can History class be confusing?
Because the teacher keeps asking me about things that happened before I was born!
Hahaha, that’s me! I’m that teacher! We needed a classic history joke to finish us off!
It was so dang lovely to hear from some of you on Wednesday at our last Hangout. Meeting with yall was always my favorite part of the week, quite honestly. And I have received some emails from yall (students and parents alike!) that have made me smile ear-to-ear 😁 Thank you.
Tiny bit of Housekeeping: I submitted final grades on Wednesday! So if you recently sent me late work, I will not be grading it because your grade was already finalized.
On the note of grades, I know that some of you are stressing about summer school or about final grades. While doing your work is important because that is part of how you practice your skills and absorb new info, grades are just one piece of school, and they do NOT reflect who you are as a person. There is so much more to all of you than a random letter and percentage.
Grades do NOT show:
- How kind you are.
- How funny you are.
- How much you learned.
- How good of a friend you are.
- How hard you tried in class.
- How successful you will be in the future.
Grades DO show:
- How you did on an assignment.
At the beginning of the year I showed you this video. As I watch it now in the middle of a pandemic, it is even MORE relevant.
The video talks about:
- Time management ⏰
- Self control 💪
- Self care 💚
- Mental/emotional health 💆
- Getting more sleep 😴
- Connecting the dots between what is talked about in class and your real life 🎉🎊
We have no clear idea what school will look like next year, but all of these things are going to be EVEN MORE IMPORTANT. So take care of yourself this summer, so you can take on whatever craziness is in store for us next year!
If you are doing summer school, think of this video and remember that you’re not defined by scores and grades. Make summer school an opportunity to polish up your skills and prepare for success next year.
I miss you all already!! I hope your summer is safe and everyone you love stays healthy. You are more than welcome to contact me at my personal email: email@example.com