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(busy day) Thursday

Posted by willkay on April 29, 2010

Fact: DisneyWorld Orlando has four main parks: Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom. It also has two water parks: Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach. There is also Downtown Disney (which includes DisneyQuest an indoor theme park).

Fact: Driving restrictions in Mexico City:

  • Monday: no driving if license plate ends with 5 or 6.
  • Tuesday: no driving if license plate ends with 7 or 8.
  • Wednesday: no driving if license plate ends with 3 or 4.
  • Thursday: no driving if license plate ends with 1 or 2.
  • Friday: no driving if license plate ends with 9, 0 or a letter.
  • Saturday and Sunday: All vehicles may be driven.

Fact: Rabbis can marry. In fact they are encouraged to do so.

I can’t remember if there were any other questions left dangling by the end of the day, if there were, please ask them in the comments at the end.

A slow start to the day for me, as the sixth grade had computing followed by Spanish, I used that opportunity to mark three sets of books and upload the grades into the computer. However, this was to turn out to be the calm before the storm. As a group we got through a huge amount of work: maths was double bar charts/line graphs; English was grammar (double negatives and contraction) and a spelling quiz; geography turned in the history of South Africa, we’re up to 1961. At this point some of us became overwhelmed. It has been an excellent week so far. The behaviour has been good, concentration has been high. I’d like to say it was because everyone has been having breakfast. However, some of the students still haven’t quite worked out the lunch side of the equation. It will come. Also, last night seemed to a late night for some students – having left their computer homework until the last minute (you’d think we’d never talked about punctuality this year) – so there was a certain amount of tiredness creeping into the classroom by the last lesson. So I decided that we would read. Some heads fell into books, and I could see eyes struggling to stay open. It is a good job that tomorrow is what it is, followed by five days off school. A chance to catch up on sleep.

I haven’t mentioned homework notebooks this week because I’ve been holding my breath, not daring to break the spell. Monday night, all books signed. Tuesday night, all books signed. Wednesday night, I’m sorry to say that two books were not signed. Grrrrr!

Something New: Stephen Hawking says there are aliens and they are not friendly.

Favourite Moment Of The Day (FMOTD): I wasn’t really listening

Overheard this morning:

So my dad asks me what I think my life would be like in 15 years time. And I told him that I didn’t know. And so he started to talk about jobs and finances and this and that. And so I just started to listen for a bit and then think about something else and then listen a bit and then think about something else.

So what was he saying?

I don’t know. I wasn’t really listening.

Made me laugh.

Attendance: All present


  • Reading Log: Just bring in the number of pages read.
  • Story: Write a blog post. Comment on blogs
  • Reading: This is not an option. You should be reading 20 minutes every night.


  • Enter at 8:45am
  • No backpacks
  • Lunch in a paper bag (everything disposable)
  • Picked up from CECUT at 12:45pm

2 Responses to “(busy day) Thursday”

  1. alejandra said

    what was youre mail mr.kay

  2. scarlatte said

    The Geography lesson was interesting for me, oh! and sorry for the squeaky pen. 😦

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