Saturday, June 28, 2008

Annnnnnd SCENE!

The year is finally done. The summer is finally mine.

I will see you all in September ...

Sunday, June 15, 2008

It's Crunch Time Dammit!

What do you do when your report cards are due and you realize that a student missed a question in a test?

Well, if you're me, you put your self into the shoes of your student, and answer the question as you think they would.

Luckily for me, this is grade one.

Even more luckily is that there was no writing involved (seriously, this kid's writing is atrocious - and even my fake atrocious writing would be too need to resemble his). He forgot to colour to show an ABB pattern for a math test, and since it was only worth one mark (and only colouring was involved) and I knew he KNEW it, I grabbed an orange and blue and started to scribble the ABB pattern, colouring outside the lines and everything.

You do what you gotta do!

9 days left!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

10 Days Left

Not that I'm counting.

Now that I'm changing rooms, I need to start packing up my shit. Thank goodness the school has an elevator, because I don't think I'd be able/willing to carry boxes up stairs. Just not happening.

Of the two room available, I apparently got the room that has the better set up and doesn't have any awkward aspects to it.

Oh and the part I love the most? I'll be moving from a room that had NO sinks, into a room that has THREE sinks. Is that not awesome or what?

And! My classroom has included a second smaller room that I can use as a workroom or a place where I send students when they behave badly and I don't want to look at them. I already am mentally dividing up the space ... figuring out where things can go. I already know that I will be moving the teacher's desk because I don't like where that teacher kept it. That space would be perfect as a centre of sorts. I just need to figure out what that could be.

So yes, I'm gearing up for next year and this year hasn't even ended yet! My reports are due "tomorrow" but I will most likely have them done by Monday. I still have some marking to do and I keep putting it off. I should just suck it up and do it!!!