Which dissolved into running a fever Saturday afternoon with what I’m 99% sure is a sinus infection. And then an emergency room visit after two hours of sleep last night with my dad who had some chest pains. He’s fine and back home now. But I’m still sick and sleep deprived with a litany of to-dos left to accomplish. Boo.
Still giggling over seeing a few of my favorite former 8th graders last night. “Ms. W, guess how we got on the tennis team. <waits a beat before answering> We just signed up!”
I’m guessing tennis is not a competitive sport on the high school level in our area yet.
Reading logs are so not meant to stress out my students (by design) but they are a self-assessment grade. Each week I give my students a rubric I’ve created to score their weekly performance and explain their grade. I’m amazed by two things: one, they are crazy bananas honest with themselves when they score their logs; two, they are great at holding themselves accountable. Seriously, sometimes these kids are tougher on themselves than I could ever be. It’s been so rewarding to have so many kids come to me over the last two days and say they met their weekly reading goal, finished a book, and read over the weekend and our snow days.