Fourth Quarter started on Monday. All of my students are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. My seniors are getting more and more careless. That class can be kind of difficult since they all have senioritis, and just want to get out of these hallowed walls of learning and teenage drama.
I have made a goal that this quarter I will be more organized and stay on top of all the assignments that are handed in. This way I won’t have to suffer like I did at the end of last quarter. Those were stressful days, but now they are over and I can move on. 🙂
Anyway, that is really all that is happening on this front right now. I’ll tell you more when I know more. If you are at all interested in what my students are doing checkout my Teacher Blog. English 5-6 are my junior classes and World Literature is my senior class.
Well, another week has gone by, and my has it been busy. I have been working like crazy to get essays graded and get everything caught up for the end of the quarter on the 23rd. The end of the term means I get to go to Rexburg on Friday! Whoo hoo!
I got to a attend a first year teacher conference on Friday and Saturday, and it was mildly interesting. Almost all the workshops I chose attend I ended up being disappointing. They were geared more toward Elementary teachers, and any suggestions they might have had for improving my classroom organization or parent-teacher relations were (and still are) completely impossible for someone who has 212 students. I felt like I wasted some time there, but I learned a few interesting things.
I’ll post again soon.
Well, I know many of you probably won’t care as much as I do, but Lucy has started losing her baby teeth. And man, what weird teeth she has. We’ve been finding them on the floor.
For the last few days we noticed that she has been chewing alot, and we thought she was chewing her gums raw. As it turns out, she was just wiggling her teeth. 🙂 Pretty exciting stuff.
Anyway, that’s all for now…
Edit (by Adam): In case you didn’t know, Lucy is our five-months old miniature Schnauzer. I just wanted to make that clear because you might think it a bit odd that we’re finding teeth all over our floor if she was a child… 🙂
This seems to be the busiest time of the quarter. I have a million papers to grade (but no more Huck Finn essays YEAH!), and all the students seem to be worrying about their grades now. The quarter ends next week, so I can’t blame them. Oh, lots to do.
So, have a good day all (even though it is only Adam who reads this now). Until later…
Well, this weekend has been a busy weekend. Saturday we worked like crazy to get to a million things done, and still have a million more to do. By the time today got here, I was so burned out that I couldn’t get the papers I need to grade finished. Oh well, it happens.
This pretty cool that we can do this…