Sunday, May 30, 2010

four wheeled freedom

Last week was a trying one for me. For a couple nights I barely slept, so the last two days I was a complete zombie.

Also, one of my already-difficult parents totally crossed the line.

But! There are only four weeks left of school, and none of them is a full one. Because of trips and other events, I'll only be teaching two or three days of each week! We've got some projects to work on in class as well, so I'm hoping the days go quickly.

Even better, I have a bike! I bought it a couple weeks ago and this week had it fixed up. Last night I went for a ride for an hour and LOVED it. I can't wait to explore more of the city on two wheels!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

bloody spammers!

Turned on comment moderation because I am tired of the hack comments. Gah.

Monday, May 24, 2010

five weeks!

it's been more than five weeks since i updated for real, and we only have five weeks left of school!!!
i know we're all at the countdown stage by now, right? :)

i caught senioritis pretty early on and have been mentally half checked out for at least two weeks. however, june promises to be pretty cool (not literally of course; enter the kids' nonstop whining about no air conditioning here) with lots of field trips! I've got two booked and am working on a third, plus we'll do a field day. that's four in one month! sweet!

i got a nasty cold two weeks ago and actually took TWO days off from school. this has never happened. usually i get sick, hack and cough and feel miserable at school for a few days, finally take a day, and go back feeling just as gross. please note, however, that the two days were not in a row. which was stupid because i was at school for two full days (and one was a trip!) with barely a voice.

but i'm much better now. :)
especially knowing that there are five weeks left!

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Weekly Funny slash Depressing

I saw this on AprilMay and it cracked me up. Because it's funny and so utterly ridiculous, just like the education system.

No Child Left Behind - Football Version

1. All teams must make the state playoffs and all MUST win the championship. If a team does not win the championship, they will be on probation until they are the champions, and coaches will be held accountable. If after two years they have not won the championship their footballs and equipment will be taken away UNTIL they do win the championship.

2. All kids will be expected to have the same football skills at the same time even if they do not have the same conditions or opportunities to practice on their own. NO exceptions will be made for lack of interest in football, a desire to perform athletically, or genetic abilities or disabilities of themselves or of their parents.


3. Talented players will be asked to work out on their own, without instruction. This is because the coaches will be using all their instructional time with the athletes who aren’t interested in football, have limited athletic ability or whose parents don’t like football.

4. Games will be played year round, but statistics will only be kept in the 4th, 8th, and 11th game. It will create a New Age of Sports where every school is expected to have the same level of talent and all teams will reach the same minimum goals.

If no child gets ahead, then no child gets left behind.