So this is finals week; the week that I have dreamed about since February. Today I completed two finals and have all grades calculated and ready to post. Only four more classes to go.
These final four weeks have been spent filming narrative stories that the students wrote at the beginning of the semester. They quickly learned that filming takes much longer than planned - and so we have culled twelve stories down to three - down to just one. We finished filming last Tuesday - worked on edits in class on Thursday - and plan to show the final version tomorrow after the final.
chocolate "oscar" lollipops online that I ordered in advance, and today I wrote award certificates to commemorate a job well done. I had asked students to brainstorm different award categories last week - and today I compiled the top three for each student (which they will read on the front of the envelope) and then I selected the one idea that I thought best epitomized that particular student.
I hope to stop by Walmart tomorrow and purchase a couple of red towels to serve as the red carpet (I have no budget - so I must try to make do and this way I can use the towels this summer). I can't decide whether to download Academy Award winning songs to play throughout the presentation - or if generic music would suit the mood well enough. I have time to decide - the final is not until noon.
Anyway, this is just a bit of insight into my wacky mind - and my ability to create more work for myself. I hope the students enjoy my insanity --- as it is truly from the heart.