With only four sporadic free mods (15-minute slots of time) during my day, it is important to make the best use of each minute.
Mod 5 is great for snacks and last-minute Bio work, mod 17 is for lunch / counselor visits, and mod 22 is for last-minute English work (all of these breaks take place in the cafe).
Mod 10 has always been an issue. We’ve tried:
-Hanging out by our hallway area (closed halls…got in trouble)
-Going to the Writing Center (boring; too far away)
-Hanging on that bench by the drafting rooms (also closed halls)
-Sitting in our “corner” against the walls (that works, but it takes a while to get there from the third floor)
-And, most recently: the colorful area in the middle of the science wing hallway. It works pretty nicely, especially for Euro and math homework, and socializing and snacking.
But now, Syema and I have found the ultimate solution to the question of what to do with mod 10.
We take a 15-minute nap.
Yes. A 15-minute nap. We’re already exhausted from the day, especially when we stayed up late the night before (which is always). We get in a mini nap during bio lectures, and later in the day, during a Euro movie.
But this mod 10 nap is incredibly refreshing. We lay down on the big yellow funny-shaped bench/chair, and just sleep. People walking down the halls give us weird looks, but we don’t care. It’s relatively quiet, and after a nice nap, the bell serves as our alarm clock.
If this is possible for any of you, I highly recommend it.