6 weeks went by quickly and today was the last day for kids to get work done. Tomorrow I go in for grading and clean up. I have two stragglers joining me to turn in a couple of late assignments. It's been a great gig and I'm glad I did it. I had two other adults assisting me the whole time which made the time so much easier-- my student teacher, Barb and Richard, a Spanish translator because I had the highest ratio of ELL kids of all the summer school classes. My Computer Literacy class made videos in groups of 2-3 this week and posted them on YouTube to be watched today. One group of ELL kids posted this video that not only impressed me with their ability to gather and edit the footage they got in just a couple of days, but for the content that was of a serious nature (compared to the other groups). I wasn't sure how the class would go but I got the following feedback, "When my mom told me that she signed me up for this class I was not happy. I thought it was going to be super boring. I thought you were going to be a really skinny guy with glasses and I was completely wrong and I'm glad I was." AND "I actually LOVED this class! Not only are the teachers nice and awesome but so are the students! After taking this class, I learned I'm really interested in the computer and even might change my schedule this year to take some computer classes! Thanks for making my summer awesome." While I am relieved to have the class finished, I am super glad I took the time to teach it.
The rest of my day was uneventful. After lunch Jessi and I went shopping while Monika coached tennis. We all had leftovers for dinner. I cleaned while the girls watched endless episodes of Parks and Rec.