I’m having trouble prioritizing my work week tonight but my lesson plans are finished so at least I’ve done that much.
*Grades are due by Friday and I’ve got a HUGE stack of R.A.F.T. writing assignments to score and give feedback on. (Teaching ALL the 7th graders seems like a cool concept until I begin grading ALL the 7th graders. Sheesh.)
*I have my 2nd observation of this KTIP cycle with my principal on Thursday. Which means I have a separate (pain in the ass) lesson plan template to send out by Tuesday morning. Also, I must deal with the nerves this week because he’s technically never observed an entire lesson of mine since he’s been with us. (The asst. principal handled all of my obs. last year.)
*I need to re-do seating charts. Because they’re all sick of sitting by each other and I know them enough now to not be thrown off by it, I guess.
*On top of all that I have morning and afternoon duty for the quarter beginning this week and I work a basketball game on Tuesday night. :(
So what I really want to do is extend fall break by another week and continue doing nothing. Big sigh. 46 school days until Christmas break.
1. Quit falling asleep before 11 pm.
2. Read a book.
3. Catch up on all of the grading I haven’t done in the midst of my work scandal.
4. Organize my KTIP binder.
Two out of my 4 goals are school related which feels really uncool to me.
During Banned Books Week, a special time of the year when libraries celebrate the value of free and open access to information, I had this interaction with a patron:
Patron: “My daughter has to read Fahrenheit 451 for school. Can you tell me about it?”
Me: [short explanation, including that the book is a classic and a main theme of the story is censorship]
Patron: “Hmm. I heard that someone is burned alive in this book. That doesn’t seem appropriate for high schoolers. I think I will call the school and complain. They definitely shouldn’t be reading this book. Thanks!”