First quarter ended last Friday at my school. Naturally, the past two weeks have been filled with kids desperate to get their F to a passing grade ... or their A-minus to an A. And in order to keep on top of the late work, make-up work, and occasional piece of extra credit, I set aside the quizzes that won't count until second quarter.
This means now I have large stacks of quizzes to grade. I knew this would happen. I was aware of the consequences for my decision.
Still ... it kinda sucks.
It's okay, though. I think at least a few kids figured out that desperately trying to raise their grade at the last minute is a lot more work than just keeping up through the term. As we start the new term, I'll try to get the message through to a few more.
Now that I've got my feet under me, I'm also hoping to keep things a little more organized from here.