For the past week and a half I have been planning an 11th grade after school "camp" to help our students study for the state required social studies test. I have been busting my butt planning and organizing this thing.
Today was the day. I was hoping for 25 kids; in the past we have had 2 kids show up. Today we had 52 show up. It was awesome. Six teachers ran the "camp" rooms and I was the director. The students had fun; they reinforced what they had learned and we identified weaknesses so that hopefully we can address those in our classes over the next two weeks.
My goal for our deptartment is an overall pass rate of 92% the first time through the test.
Tuesaday is the 10th grade "camp" I am hoping to repeat today's success.
I am exhusted but I feel so good. This is why I teach.