Today, to take a break from reading endless instructions and bylaws; wondering how I was supposed to know how many students, judges, and volunteers I have in attendance WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY knowing exactly what they want to eat for lunch two weeks from now; and worrying about deadlines... I escaped to the classroom where I coach the improv team, ready to blow off some steam.
I waited for my students to show up. 3 of them wandered in with their coats and backpacks already on. "Why would we practice if we didn't qualify for state?" they asked.
"Oh, cuz State is the ONLY reason why we do this?"
"Well, no..." they admitted. I let them know I was being facetious.
"I still have ideas for games," I suggested. "Let's say we meet next week?" They wandered away with half-committed smiles. Oh, middle school.
I immediately went back to the copy room and sent this e-mail:
Come one COME ALL!
COME PLAY IMPROV GAMES in Lab 101, Tuesday the 18th from 3:30 - 4:30
Without the pressure of timers or judges! Also we have this crazy experienced improv team to play with. They've had a WHOLE YEAR of training, guys.
Remember "Forensics Week", a million years ago? Like that! Only now we all know each other a little better, so working together as a team will be a PIECE OF CAKE.
delicious, delicious improv cake.
Playtime. Why? Because fun. That's why.