The first day back to work after time off is always a challenge.
After a week off, motivating the students to get to work is like fitting a round peg into a square hole. Let me illustrate.
It's 8:00 a.m. The bell to begin the day has just rung. I've closed the door, I'm walking back to my desk to submit the attendance and I hear the following:
Numero 1: I'm so tired.
Numero 2: Yeah, I know, right.
Numero 3: Man, we have all of next week, then one week after that and then we're out for two weeks!
Numero 1: Really? Ah, man. That's too far away.
Numero 3: Nah, it'll fly by.
In my head I'm thinking, today is going to be a long, long day if they're already counting down to the Christmas break.
Only fourteen days till the next break, I think I can make it.
I know, I'm pathetic.