Today I went into school with the intent of doing some data entry on our reports system (like a student information system) and to do some looking into the Next Generation Science Standards so I can do some planning for my General Science class.
Task one was a success. I got overwhelmed with task 2. I went to National Science Teachers Association and I did print off the middle school standards, but then I felt overwhelmed and flooded.
And then my packages from Amazon arrived. Contents: Book of short stories for my lit/writing class, box of rocks and minerals, hardness collection test kit, Algebra Out Loud book, Swish card games, and Q-bitz.
I had my kids with me, so of course I broke out the Q-bitz and we started to play. This game requires you to recreate patterns from a game card using a set of 16 cubes. There are variations on how to play including racing to beat others, memory versions, and luck of the draw. We went noncompetitive and worked solo to recreate our own card patterns.
So, I was supposed to be planning for science, but instead I now have a solid plan to start another class. Productive Procrastination.