As Facebook has been reminding me with "Your Memories" notifications the past few days, the past several years have brought some hefty snowstorms to this area. I have blogged earlier about the detrimental impact of snow days even though you might think that flipping would make school attendance irrelevant. Au contraire! 2019 has been nearly bereft of snow around here, while the Midwest and Northwest have suffered most of all. Last year we got slammed in March, so I am not yet declaring the end of winter.
We have 1 more week before February Vacation . That is my only full week of vacation of the entire calendar year. We go to DisneyWorld and I switch my brain off (as much as possible) as soon as we enter the taxi to the airport. I don't do any lesson planning or educational research and I have no control about timetables, transportation, or anything else for the next several days ... as a control enthusiast, I welcome the short brain break. It's really my only week off of the whole year, because I'm also productive during the summer.
However, I have to work a little extra hard before the vacation week to make sure that I have a good wrap-around plan to work for the days before & after. It doesn't help that the week after February Vacation is pockmarked by an assembly, NAEP testing, and a math placement test. Waah, waah, whine, whine, you don't really care about all that.
Without boring you, dear reader, with all the details ... here are the 3 project options I will offer students on Wednesday as we wrap up a unit about the executive & legislative branches:
The upshot is this: no flipped lessons for almost a month between the most recent one (due Tuesday Feb 5th) and whatever I assign in early-March. Is that heresy?! No, just reality.