As beautiful is the snow is when it first falls, I am ready for spring! We have been to school 6 days since Christmas break began. Last week, we went a full day on Tuesday and Wednesday, a half day on Thursday, and snow day on Friday. Week before that it snowed on Sunday night and kept us out all week. When we went back last Tuesday, my kids had completely forgotten what they were doing. I mean who can blame them being that they were basically out of school for a month. Nonetheless we must press on. Just so happens when we went back it was time testing. This fell at the worst time. I hadn't had a chance to review skills, and they were just plain wild! There is snow in the forecast this week, but I hope it simply comes as rain. As I complain about the snow, and having to teach until June possibly- I try to remember those that don't get paid unless they work. School bus drivers, aids, crossing guard, and that is just school related- not any others that cant get to work. So as hateful as I would be about going in June, at least as I sit home on my snow days, I am still getting paid and I am thankful for that. I pray that we get to school for 5 straight days this week, and then I am sure I'll be ready for another snow day :)
Monday, January 10, 2011
Well I am enjoying snow day number 3 for the year. I think we have 13 built in days, but I am not sure. Regardless, I am enjoying today. My husband teaches at another school and they are out today as well so that is nice! We are expected to get a few more inches tonight so I am thinking we will have at least one more day at home. Today we have been fairly lazy! Last year on our snow days we spent them doing homework for our Masters program..no fun! This year, we are just enjoying them! We slept late, had coffee, watched several episodes of Everybody Loves Raymond, played on our new Droids and ate. The most effective thing we have done today is a kickbox workout and an ab workout we found on Demand. I go to the Y a lot, and that TV workout kicked my tail. We have chili in the crockpot to enjoy as we watch the National Championship. I cant cheer against the SEC so for tonight and tonight only..WAR EAGLE! (whatever that means)
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Well, I noticed it had been since Sept 8, 2010 since I had a post. I had several family members ask where my blog was, my apologies on being a slacker! I created a facebook acocunt for my class, and I think that was taking over my extra online time. I am hoping to do a little better the second half of my semester. We have just recently started back to school getting in three days last week. Now, we are bracing for what could be the biggest snow we have had in a few years. It is expected to come in tonight and last until Tuesday. I teach in a rural county so we are out for several days following a winter system due to all the back roads. If this comes like they say, I could be out all week. As much as I enjoy a snow day or two..five is a lot. We have some testing coming up after MLK day and I want my kids to be prepared. It is also difficult to get them on track behaviorally when we are sporadically there. They basically had forgotten how to act when we came back last week. Luckily, my kids are significantly ahead of where my kids were at this point last year so I feel like the testing will go ok. I am actually starting to pull first grade material because they are getting bored. In happy news..I got a projector in my room!! I have used it for absolutely everything! They love playing games, seeing videos, watching me type..anything! It has made such a difference in what all I can do! Now, if I just had an ELMO! Well, again sorry for nothing to post in a while. I am going to do better!!