Friday, March 7, 2008
Thursday, March 6, 2008
You can see the mud we are dealing with to the far right of the second picture. Now if they will just put new rock down our street. They have done a couple of blocks from our house, but we are really getting some serious ruts as all of the gravel has sunk below the mud. As you can see in the pictures, the sun did not shine and it was too wet to play.
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Later today, I also got the news that a third grade teacher at my school died. She was young. She got the flu bug, ended up with pneumonia and died in a very short period of time. How scary?
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
So here is my dilemma. Do I continue teaching Math and Science? I love them both but they are not easy to teach as in Math there are tons of assignments to grade each week. Science is something kids enjoy, but the state of Kansas keeps changing the curriculum. I have had to change what I teach each year in science. A couple of times changes were made in the course of a year. Very aggravating. This year I am required to focus on Physical Science for most of the year. I miss teaching life science and Earth and space science, as I did when I taught general science. So do I keep teaching what I am teaching now, or do I take the opportunity to move over and teach Social Studies and Language Arts? Or Literature? All subjects I really love and kids usually enjoy learning about. I am highly qualified to teach them all.
Well, I need to decide soon as my principal will want to advertise for a teacher for next year soon. I want to stay in my school, but there are also open positions at the elementary level teaching. The elementary classes will be moving into a brand new school sometime next year (probably in January).
Whatever I do, or don't do, things are going to be different next year. Next year at the Middle School I will be the senior member of my team and will miss my friend and team leader whom next year I will only see in passing since she will be on another floor in my building with different plan times, etc. What to do? I wish I knew.
Okay, it’s spring. It’s spring! If I keep saying it, it will be true, right? I am so ready for warmer weather. We don't need the showers either since our ground is so saturated with all of the rain and melted snow. Today we ordered 16 tons of gravel and covered our mud mess in the driveway. It is mostly spread, but we need to finish up with a small lawn tractor, as a Bobcat doesn’t quite do the trick. Later in the week we hope to get pea gravel spread in the area between the fence and the new patio. The swing will go in this area. Hopefully by the weekend we can work on getting grass seed down. We will just keep spreading the seeds until we get a great lawn established.