Period 3 was good today. Not fine, not functional, but actually good. For a solid 60 minute of my 80 minute class. This is a big deal.
I played an all-class game with my 2 other classes, and it had gone so well that I decided to risk it with Period 3. I started class with an activity instead of the normal warm-up, and then played a game that involved a lot of moving, nothing too complicated, and lots of bribing with candy. Because they were really successful in the initial activity, they suddenly felt good and were willing to stay good. It was amazing. They were TAKING NOTES and ASKING QUESTIONS on the material because they desperately wanted to learn it for the game. I was so happy and couldn’t stop telling them that.
Granted, they can’t hold it together forever, and the end of class slipped into disaster. But 60 minutes is a huge win!