- Assessments- reading, math, writing, spelling- and then grading them all (that's the worst/most time-consuming part!)
- Assessment data analysis
- Parent-teacher conferences
- Curriculum planning for next year
- Mothers' Day projects
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
- I had to attend an all-day training on Monday, which is always difficult for us as teachers since we're not used to sitting and listening all day. Although I suppose it is always a good reminder to make things fun and interactive for our students.
- I and five others spent Tuesday interviewing candidates for three open teaching spots next year. Fortunately we had some great candidates, which, unfortunately, made the decision-making very tough since we couldn't hire them all.
- Our school carnival went well on Friday, and best of all, I didn't end up having to sit in the dunk tank! Phew! I did it last year and it was a very miserable 15 minutes. Not getting wet mostly made up for having to work a 13 hour day.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Some friends of ours were representing Camp RedCloud at an outdoor gear expo downtown today, so we went to visit them. It was a beautiful day and a good opportunity to get the dogs out of the house.
While there, I found these $195 Ulu boots for $50. Since I had some Christmas money left, I decided to get them. They are insulated and have good quality soles, which will be great for our cold winter weather. The only problem is that now I will probably have wait 6+ months to wear them!
Friday, April 11, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Monday, April 7, 2008
Sunday, April 6, 2008
- four champagne flutes
- three dress shirts
- two pillowcases
- one metal candle holder
- and a partridge in a pear tree (just kidding)
All for a whopping $6.83! Yay for Goodwill!
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Friday, April 4, 2008
These Mexican Cokes have been a bit of a fixture around here lately ever since Kirk found that Sam's Club sells them by the case. They have two main attributes that make them superior.
- They are made with real sugar instead of the high fructose corn syrup that seems to make its way into so many American foods and drinks.
- They are bottled in glass.
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
“It is not important to recycle. April fools!”
“Mrs. Q, there are spiders taking over the classroom! April fools!”
While pointing out the window: “Mrs. Q, is that your car running down the hill? April fools!”
“Mrs. Q, there’s a spider behind you. April fools!”
“Mrs. Q, your coat fell off your chair. April fools!”
None of those actually “got” me, but I played along and acted surprised.
The one that did get me, however was what two fourth grade students did at the end of the day. I had been taking my students to the pick-up area and was talking to a parent. The two aforementioned boys were walking by. J (names omitted to protect the very guilty) says, “Mrs. Q, M’s nose is bleeding!” M was holding his hands over his nose and walking bent over. I spring into action, ask him if he’s okay and hurry to the keypad to enter my code to open the door so that he can enter the building and go to the bathroom. As I turn around, and start opening the door, he takes his hands off his nose and I can see that he has ketchup on this upper lip. April fools!