Thanksgiving holiday was wonderful. There's nothing like sitting on your butt, eating too much, spending time with Poppa Bird, and just relaxing. (Yeah, I did some paper grading and wrote some quizzes, but still...)
However, now that we're back the kids are already geared up for Christmas vacation, and their attention spans and behavior are even worse. To top it off, although it's been unusually warm here for November (more like spring and a wonderful time for a fire drill), they're calling for rain and snow later this week.
All you have to say around here is "possibility of snow" and the kids are convinced that school will be cancelled.
And that calls for more pinging throughout the classroom. Which drives us all crazy because hey, we're actually trying to teach something here!!!
And Mr. Social Studies is making sure we know, exactly, how many days until break. Bless his heart.