Wednesday, November 02, 2011
Grading students' book reports which I gave 5 weeks to do including reading a fiction book of their choice.
Major grade, BUT...
Why did SO many decide it wasn't important enough to complete and turn in?
Called at least 30-35 parents...tired.
I even got the question, "What can he/she do for extra credit?"
My thought, "I'm sorry. Did you think I created a major assignment just to allow your child NOT to do it, THEN give myself extra work because it was inconvient for your child? Now you ask me to create and GRADE extra work? Am I dreaming?"
My response, "Sorry, extra credit is a priviledge, not an option."
The nerve of some parents! Can we PLEASE teach responsibility?
Besides, I even had parents sign a Book Report contract which included a rubric. Ha! Now what???
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Well, as many of you who know me or read my blogs, you know how it feels for me to relax (forced of course).
I had a procedure yesterday, outpatient surgery, which caused me to have to relax.
Usually, I'd be cleaning, working out, posting my meals, and grading papers while entering them my electronic grade book. I'd even grab a small nap-yes, a small nap.
Now, I sit here sparking and occasionally lifting both legs while flexing my ankles (also instructed by the nurse). I wanted to do upper body workouts, but can't lift over 5 pounds. Since I worked my way up to 10 pounds over a year ago, what's the use!?!
So...I lie down. An hour or two later, I stand.
Can you say,"Sonya-n-the -box"?
So...now that I am sitting up, I plan to eat something good. Hmmm! Any ideas?
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Awake at 7.
7:25 - power walked/jogged
8:45- shopped for necessities
10 laundry; fold clothes
10:30 make fruit smoothies....ahhh!
12-2 hand wash/detailed car- yes, it took 2 hours...every nook and cranny.
Nap time and TV watching (brief)
I was really on a roll today!
About to do daughters' hair - yes, both.
Stay tuned for the next episode of ....Sonya's busy, never-ending day.
Saturday, October 08, 2011
Felt tired, but I knew I had to assure my youngest daughter got to volunteer for NJHS Alheimer's Walk.
It was a lot like the Breast Cancer Walk I participate in.
Sure wish I had taken pictures, because I left a lot of folks behind. I power walked 5 km in 30 minutes.
Afterwards, I was grateful to have contributed time and energy for a worthy cause.
Thursday, October 06, 2011
At first, I thought..."Do I always have to be responsible and defend my right as an educator to be given TIME to teach?"
So I have decided to embrace the confidence my principal has in me and have a Nike attitude, "Just do it."
So Friday, I lead the team meeting and I plan to give colleagues the time they need to complete tasks such as lesson plans and a reading that we are required to complete.
We're such an awesome campus.
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