Friday, April 20, 2012

an awkward way to compromise

this week was what seemed like my first week back to teaching in a while
between being super sick, spring break, and layoff hearings
my poor kids have had SO many subs lately
this week we loved getting out of the textbook
and back into our typical craziness
so we tackled the Missouri Compromise, the Compromise of 1850, and the Dred Scott Case
the best part was hearing them getting so heated over whether states should become
free or slave states
or what qualifies you as an American citizen
now sure, I had a few students that were very quick to compromise with their group-mates
even if it meant they were getting the short end of the stick
just because they didn't quite care
but, for the most part, it was amazing and fun
and the best part
they had to link pinkies while compromising
and could only let go once they met a compromise
we just referred to it as "awkward compromise time"
and sure it's dorky, but it worked
happy weekend - spring is jumping quickly into summer
in my neck of the woods
time to stock up on sunblock & juice bars

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