Tuesday, January 15, 2013
At Phillips we assign homework on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Parents expect and look for it. We had a very busy day today. It was a testing day. We started out the day with a math quiz. We also took a big reading test. Because the kids had worked so hard, I decided to go easy on the homework. I wrote this assignment on the board, and asked students to write it in their planners. Two of my students approached me with worried looks on their faces.
"Ms. Day," one of them said, "I don't have that book." She was totally serious. It was one of those teacher moments when I thought I had given clear directions, but obviously I need to do some clarification.
And that was our day.