Today I finished my semester. Grading finals is always a manic marathon accompanied by an earworm devised by my frantic brain.
Grading, grading, grading,
gotta do my grading,
get those finals graded, rawhide! YA!
Have you ever noticed that manic activities are frequently backgrounded by some lyrically-varied version of “Rawhide”?
Maybe that’s just me…
Anyway, one of my colleagues sent this cartoon to me, and it cracked me up. I’ll refrain from saying “story of my life” because, frankly, most of my students are awesome kids I really enjoy teaching. But situations like this do come up on occasion. They are admittedly rare at the school where I teach, but I’m told I have a reputation for being a frightening teacher, so maybe I’m just lucky and don’t have to deal with it so much. (This sort of thing used to happen pretty often when I taught at a local college, back in the day.)
Check it out. Enjoy the end of the school year, all those of you affected by it. And have a good Memorial Day weekend!