May 20, 2009

The Countdown has officially begun

12 days left.

12 days of putting up with students who have checked out for the school year.

12 days of terrible behavior.

12 days of (most likely) covering for teachers who are absent because I am almost always first on the list to cover classes.

12 days of my favorite advisory student who is off his meds. Summer is coming up and no more refills until August. Yippe!

12 more days of getting up at the crack of dawn just to hit my snooze alarm an extra 3 times because I don't want to get up and go to work.

12 days and summer will officially begin. A much needed break. I am starting to think it is a really good thing I didn't get the 8th grade reading position. I don't think I could put up with these 7th graders for another year. They have been pretty awful lately.

Now I look forward to the time off from work, online grad classes I can do in my jammies, family vacation in Galena, and catching up with some reading.

12 days to go...

May 14, 2009

A well deserved break!

I am so excited. I have a three week break from Grad Classes!

Here's the deal. This last class I took, Intro to elementary and middle school curriculum, (I know snooze) was worth 300 points. I missed 2 points on 2 different assignments and I scored a 291. For some reason I find this absolutely hillarious. The guy is retiring this sememster and didn't seem to give a shit (or grade ANY assignments since March) and it isn't worth telling him about his mistake because I still got the A I wanted. Quite frankly I am kinda pissed that I put that much effort into the class because I think he would have given me an A if I did everything half assed.

Big yeah, I move over a bracket on the pay scale because I have 15 graduate hours. Awesome!

Now I sit and wait for my transcripts to be read to find out how many classes I have to take to be a bonifide reading teacher. (at $1200 a class I hope it isn't too much!) Since I am special education I may only have one class to take. I should find out this week. I am keeping my fingers crossed.