I am really looking forward to this week. Why, you ask? Because it is finals week.
It is quite perplexing, this feeling of joy stemming from final exam time. A year prior, I was taking other teachers' final exams. Now I am giving them.
Three reasons why finals week is the best work week known to teachers:
1) Half days. We get out at noon!
2) Silent kids. The best way to get kids to calm down is through a test. Even if they don't know anything.
3) No lesson plans required. That's 80% of the teaching battle.
The Underground Testing Consortia
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