We took Reneta and Mark out to lunch today, which was actually really fun. We were a bit disappointed by how fast it went, and how crowded things got around our table. But it was really interesting just talking with them in an out-of-class basis -- it reminds all of us that teachers are not a different class of human being or stuck on some pedestal. They are real people like us.
I am looking forward to a nice, relaxing weekend, but before that, this work must be done first. Then, the final week begins, and everything will come to a head. Let's make this all count.