Thursday, September 22, 2011

Small Success Thursday ELA

Monday during computer class with some Middle school students our principal came to visit. I ignored him assuming he was checking that our Lesson Plan and Objectives were clearly visible. He'd informed us this would happen. Instead he called me outside and informed me the ELA teacher had resigned and I started in the morning.
Lots of small successes.
Mostly just glad we have the room clean and half organized. Eventually I'll really blog.

In the meantime visit Sherry to share your Small Successes.

Friday, September 16, 2011

What I'll be doing this weekend:

1) Reading the play Death and the King's Horseman by Wole Soyinka as my foray into Cross- Cultural Comtemporary Literature. We had an excellent if brief discussion on what we each believe is the difference between "Cross" and "Multi" cultural, how much/little historical background we want ahead of time, and how to read literature from our viewpoint and still see the author's view.

2) Verifying all the information I gathered from my 350! students is in my gradebook as well as everything the admin/teachers gave me. (I know I need to review the IEP's I have so far.

3) Schedule time to observe my mentor for my Ed Planning/Evaluating Classes. I need about 45 hours observation and interviewing, then write my fieldwork journal.

4) Other homework for those classes.

5) Work Saturday

6) More research on becoming certified in Instructional Technologies.

7) MASS!

8) Ignore everything for a couple hours on Sunday and enjoy having DH and children home and awake at the same time.

9) Try not to blog again till I'm done.

10) Decide if I can also write a history of the New England Catholic Homeschool Conference.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Small Success Thursday- The Paycheck edition!

I just deposited my first teacher paycheck!
(Except the one day I was a sub.)
(You need a magnifying glass to see it because I'm still technically a sub.)

But here are three successes from this week:

Knew what I would teach each day before the kids arrived.
Had a successful 2nd class with the 7th graders.
My kids successfully enter the car on time each morning and arrived home safely!

Go to Sherry's page Chocolate for your Brain to share your Small Successes and read from other mom's. Its so encouraging!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Sewing Find

HT: MQ

http://www.rostitchery.com/2011/01/stash-reduction-contest-2011.html

I did tag sale some but I have way too much and sev eral unfinished projects. But we'll see--- my classes start in a week.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

No Small Joys!

and there were no Small Successes this week. I worked full time for the first time in years and loved it. I loved my job despite the first day of actual school(not meetings) having 7th graders who would not listen long enough for me to get them on the computer. Took forever to get all my permissions and all (as in I'm having to use someone else's user and password for certain processes.) But the week was fabulous!

Joy 1-- First and second graders marching through on their tour. Adorable!

Joy 2-- 4th graders with Aspergers "I already know everything about the computer."

Joy 3 -- 7 year old with Austism holding my hand on the mouse and rejoicing at each right answer.

Joy 4 -- not having any students at the time of fire drills (yep- we had two!)

Joy 5-- Leslie's reaction to the first day of school. and Zoe's and Marie's and Sarah's and David's.

Joy 6-- Friday after school all of my family descending to see my NJ sister's kids.
Joy 7-- Saturday am Breakfast with Mum, Dad and All My Sisters!!!!! (Huston we have a problem.)
             Bubbles, silly photos, too much coffeee and names drawn for the Christmas swap.