Friday, April 08, 2005

What wierd freaking weather.

For the last three days, the weather has consisted of 10-15 minutes of brilliant sun, followed by 30-45 minutes of torrential downpours. I've seen this situation for half a day, but three days straight?!?!?! Don't get me wrong, I love the rain. It just seems odd for around here. Today was the craziest. This morning it was a massive downpour. It was sunny for about a half hour. Then around noon it was literally sunny/rainy ever 10 minutes. Twice it was a massive hailstorm!! Well, I love it, no matter how odd it is. Currently, it is a light rain. It is as if to say that the show is over.

Today was a pretty good day, except for attendence. Three classes had half the students gone. With presentations in three classes, and group work in two, it made for an interesting day.

However, my Intro classes did a very nice job with the Shoe Production Presentations. They discussed how they would produce and market a brand of athletic shoe, explaining the impact of the consumer and supplier on the market. This lesson comes from the Buck Institutes "Running in Place" simulation. Check out the link on the right. It might not sound like much. But the fact that these kids made a 2-4 minute presentation in front of the class, as a group, is major progress.

My college prep classes worked on their Economics Expo project. Today it was explaining how they can interpret unclear data from a demand survey. So far, only two groups out of 16 are concerning me in a negative way. This project is essentially, the Final. Screw this up and graduation is at risk.

Overall no major problems. Some of the students were a little overactive today, but that is far from unusual for a Friday. The only negative action came from one girl (one of the emo-goth group) that said my haircut made me look like a little boy. And that student was from a different class. This is a girl I usually will banter with, except that it is Friday and it was about 2 p.m. If you are a teacher, you will understand why ignoring the comment was more important.

We made another offer on a house. Wish us luck!
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