I gave a test out last week.
I still have students that have not made it up yet. They don't seem to know or care that a test has occurred in their class.
I suppose one way to get around this in the future is post when tests will be held much prior to when I have been telling the students about them.
I also need to think about MIDTERMS. Originally, I had wanted my students to do a project but it seems like most of them will not be involved enough in class to really get it done. Most of my kids (1 in 5) bring a book so for any bookwork they just sit there and say "can't do it - don't have the book."
I think that posting a schedule will help.
Also... sleep. I really need to get some sleep. I've been waking up at 2am for the past few days and it's making me sick. I can't teach with no sleep and I don't know how I did it all last year. Oh wait... I got sick a lot and missed 9 days of school. Grad school + first year teacher + not knowing what I teach (I taught Earth Space when I have degrees in Biology and have never taken an Earth Space Science class in my life) = no sleep for me.
Goal: Eat better and sleep. I'm dropping weight again. When will this get better?