Thought for the Day: Sometimes you need to chillax

Thought for the Day: Did you hear the one about the science teacher? He gave his students a one question quiz and 100% failed! What did he ask? What is H2O4?

Can you answer it?

Yesterday the school was given a half-day school day. It had only been announced the day before. Was it the Corona Virus? No. Our girl’s basketball team was in the Section Championship and it was scheduled at 2:00 PM.

With lots of discussion, it was decided to dismiss early so students, faculty and staff could attend the game. Students were excited, teachers were excited, parents were…cautiously excited…if their child didn’t attend the game, what would they be expected to do while they, themselves, remained at work? Not to worry. The school sponsored a watch party for students who were ‘stuck’ on campus.

There was food, drinks, snacks and even a pool that allowed students to guess the player who might score first? Would the first basket be one, two or three points? Who would be the leading scorer.? What might the score be at the quarter, half and at the end of the game? We didn’t award money, but rather athletic t-shirts and caps.

What was the result? Our girl’s team won by 17 points! But, more importantly, everyone, save some parents, got the opportunity to share some communal time without being at a meeting or assembly. Most importantly, the community got time to relax. Something that happens so rarely at our HS that the entire community was able to breathe a collective sigh. We actually were able to ‘chillax’. Go Falcon’s!

Oh yeah, and the answer to the quiz…water is for drinking. (lol)

Published by danthescienceman

Educator and coach for 32 years. I love to run. I love the river and I love traveling to other countries as a visitor rather than a tourist. My vocation is to serve young people. I do this through my teaching, coaching, mentoring and modeling how to truly live the life I have created. Mantra: Gifts are best honored when they are shared in the service of others.

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