My kids can tell I'm not focused, which makes it even worse. They don't want to do anything, and frankly, neither do I. With only four weeks left, we have a lot to cover, but they have reached the point where they feel like, with only four weeks left, we shouldn't cover anything.
It's frustrating. Very frustrating. I've given up on discipline though. At this point, detention only serves as a waste of my time. Punishwork is never complete, and honestly, I don't really feel like failing 20 students simply because they refuse to participate. I'm just gonna go in, present the work, if they do it, great, if not, that's their problem, and if they choose to learn, then we will learn. It is that simple.
I am going to do my best over the next four weekends to get the house clean and get my stuff packed and ready to go. I have a lot of work to do around here to get ready to leave. I need to organize and figure out what things are worth keeping, and among those things, which will move with me. It's overwhelming, but I have to get it done. When I stop and think about where they are going, my desire to get organized comes back, and I am more driven.
Five weeks from today, at this very hour, I will be on a plane. I'm gonna be a part of it.