Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The homestretch!

It's finally the last week before Christmas break! 

This semester has been absolutely insane, with all the work we've had to get done. Our math teacher told us last year that these four months from September 'til now would be the craziest we've experienced of the International Baccalaureate, and he was certainly right. We began the school year with all of our internal assessments, extended essays, and TOK presentations and essays to be imagined and completed, and we're finishing 2013 with all of those behind us.

Not without casualties, apparently.

Principals and TOK teachers are dancing with first-year students in the lab; our biology teacher forgot that museums are usually closed on Mondays only after we had traveled to one; TOK presentations are being conducted about measuring the height of mountains; our biology teacher (he's a busy guy) interrupted the study atmosphere on our main plaza today to have the annual chain-dance with Christmas music blaring, and it's enough to say "water lily" in a terrible Asian accent to send us all into peals of laughter.

To add to the festive mood, there were orange slices and gingerbread cookies on the plaza today, and after the chain-dance someone put on Michael Bubl√©'s Christmas album, effectively extinguishing any desire to study that might have been left in us. Not that there's been much to study lately, at least not for me. Classes are super irregular now, and I only had two out of five classes today.

Yes, I can't wait for this week to be over! Bring on Christmas.

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