Monday, August 20, 2007

Early Risers

Question: What do high school students not want to be doing at 6:45am?

Answer: Sitting in a classroom, STARTING their school day!

Yep, since we are on a heat schedule, I get to start teaching advanced algebra at 6:45 in the morning! Yipppeeee!!! Well, seriously, it really has not been so bad. We started this schedule last Thursday and continue it through this week. Once you get used to it, it's not all that awful. The kids are definitely quiet at that time of the day. And.....the good part is that the school day is over at 1:30 in the afternoon, so you really have a good chunk of the day left to do other stuff.

I still think that they will be happy next week though when we go back to "normal" and start an hour later. 7:45am will seem like noon to them!


Jenn said...

Wow, that's an early start! Is that zero hour, or actually first hour?
My daughter's H.S. doesn't start until right after 8 a.m.. They aren't on a heat schedule, but have been getting out at 2 p.m. instead of 3:15. I can't even begin to imagine what it would be like to try to get her but out the door and on the bus that early. She's on the bus for about 40 min., so she'd have to be out of bed before 5 a.m.!

Beth said...

We are only starting that early right now because of a heat schedule. The "normal" start time is 7:45, thank God!