18 February 2003
We did a "dry lab" today at Mesa. The students didn't actually do an experiment. Their report consisted of a safety review and some graphing exercises. It will be due next week, so I told hem they were free to stay as long as they wanted, to work on their report or ask me questions about the course material from their lecture sections. A few students went home right away. Several stayed for quite a while, some for the entire 3-hour class! I spent most of the time walking around and answering questions. Occasionally, I'd go check email or update something on my computer. Toward the end, I played a few games on GoldToken.com, like this game of Stack4 with Mom. It was nice being back in the classroom again, after a week of substitute teachers during my trip to DC. I was glad to be back. The students seemed happy too.