I feel like the same sentence has been uttered by nearly every teacher both in the bloggy world and in my school, but darn this four day week sure took FOREVER!
Because I am just so happy it's Friday, have been on quite the random blog post roll this week and HEART me some linkys I am linking up with Doodle Bugs for Teaching for Five for Friday for the first time!
Five random things from this week...
1. GRADING! Does it ever get easier? I am pretty sure that everyone is going to answer no but still a girl can dream. RIGHT?!? I have been trying to stagger classes turning in work so that I don't have 800,000,000 emails sitting in my inbox but even that hasn't been helping. I should feel lucky, I have absolutely ZERO papers to grade and it is all electronic but its soooo daunting to see how many unread messages I have just sitting there. Looks like I know what I will be doing Sunday.
2. Speaking of things that
waste my time are a part of my job, I was at school until 5:30 on a Friday no less, making a new seating chart. My Career Technology class does Pitsco Module Rotations: 2 students at each module for 7 class days then all students switch modules and partners. Sounds easy enough, but making that seating chart took nearly an hour. We are starting are first module on Monday, had to wait until all schedule changes were done - fingers crossed, and I know the first round of scheduling them in the system, seating charts and materials takes a bit of time but I didn't plan on staying that late today. Who needed a workout anyways!
3. Dear student who decided to post a picture of a barely dressed female standing in front of a weed plant as his blog avatar, get real! Your review of your 'thug life' also needs some work, talking about gang banging, drugs and women is not cool, not cool at all. I guess spending two days stressing the importance of being school appropriate and safe while blogging just wasn't enough for you, we will be chatting Monday.
4. Hairspray is my new favorite spot remover. Yes you read that right, I am not that far off my rocker. Mr. B had a pair of dress khaki's with a horrible ink stain on them as well as some stained polo's. I doused those babies with hairspray, then used a towel with soap and water to rub the stain out, repeated a few times, I kicked that stain's butt! Really wish I had taken a picture of that as proof.
We are patiently I am impatiently waiting on our landlord to reply back and let us know if they are going to 1) let us resign our lease and 2) keep the rent the same. A girl can only wish for a rent decrease for being such wonderful tenants...
We have to have our 60 day notice decision submitted by the 1st so some time to think about our plan with all of the details would be nice. I really don't want to move in April. Actually the pinterest-crafting addicted decorator in me wants to move, but the reasonable we have to much sh*t part of me thinks its wiser we stay put.
This weekend will be filled with a baby shower, laundry and grading. LOTS of grading. And hopefully a little 'together time' with Mr. B.
Off topic: 1. I am completely addicted to The Lumineers, obsessed. 2. I am teaching my Web Design how to create unique visual imagery like this next week and picmonkey.com now needs a membership for some of its effects, so does anyone know a free website that can work with pictures, effects, texts, etc. Thanks in advance!!!
- The Babbling Box!