My students were to spend the next 7 class periods researching and writing a paper. I had reserved the computer lab and was ready to go. Yesterday was the students' first day on computer. At the end of the day, a science teacher came by to get the lab and said that they would be using the computers for the next two days of Science Testing.
No, they hadn't signed up for it.
No, I didn't know that my students wouldn't have access to the computers for the next two days.
No, there is no other way to do the research. The printed materials that had been previously used were destroyed by the tornado.
No, I have no idea what I am going to do now.
No, I can't add additional days to the end of the project as someone else has reserved the lab.
No, my students won't be able to do the research paper in only 5 class days.
No, I haven't decided whether to do a modified (majorly!) unit or scrap the whole thing and start the next unit.
Yes, I have spent two class days on this assignment already, so essentially it has been a colossal waste of time.
Yes, I am frustrated, irritated, and more than a tad angry.
And yes, I have a headache.