Saturday, May 10, 2008

Work and Play

Yesterday was a "work" day, as if on any other days I don't work. It almost seemed a break since I could do all of the things that I normally don't have time to do with students at school. I am moving to another classroom next year (or I should say two new classrooms as I teach Math and Science in different classrooms). I got to do some organizing that I normally don't do until June or August, and moved two large cabinets of materials and manipulatives into my new classroom. I won't be teaching in there until next August, but I won't be using these materials over the next two weeks. I am already grouping materials for when I will be using them next year, working in my head to plan it better, to teach it better and to assess and reteach more than I did over this year. Everything I will be using for the rest of this year is already set up (including finals for each class).

Last night, Joe took Joe A. and Raymond into town, picked up Daniel at school and then me at work. We spent the evening at the Legends, a courtyard mall in Kansas City. The boys ate at McDonald's and went to see the movie Speed Racer, while Joe and I ate dinner and walked the mall for the next hour plus. What a wonderful evening. I was much too tired to do any shopping although Joe said it would have been alright with him if I wanted to shop some. The temperature dropped a bit after the sun set, but it was still very nice. We spent the last twenty minutes of our evening watching the fountain and the people.

Today I am playing catch up. After a PTO meeting Monday evening, marathon meetings Tuesday and Wednesday, my headache Wednesday and Thursday, and a full day of cleaning and organizing at school and the evening out on Friday, my house needs some serious attention. Mount Washmore and just about every room in the house are on the list.

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