Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Whatcha workin' on Wednesday? End of Term Chaos

What would I rather be working on? My Pilgrims...
What am I actually working on? Well, 1st term ended today...2nd term starts tomorrow...
Imagine, this could make any teacher crazy!

So today, I brought closure to my current classes. I accepted makeup work from students who had been gone taking the psat, and playing volleyball, football, cross country and soccer; I checked in 120 textbooks; I had the final buffet with my fitness students and their final evaluations were written and handed in; the personal development final projects are due; and those students' journals were handed in. I took down posters from the walls and put away files and resources used to teach those two classes.

Also today, I prepared for new classes that start tomorrow.
I printed new class lists; ran off copies of course outlines/classroom expectations; organized introductory activites for new classes; checkout out the necessary video from the library; and made sure my classroom was tidy...well, as tidy as possible!

Tonight I am entering test and project grades from my old fashioned gradebook into my online gradebook.

And why do we end the term in the middle of the week? I guess every career job will have days that are more stressful than others...

The calendar is set up so that each of the four terms is equal in length...and I do appreciate that!


M, Ms. R, Mom, Auntie M, Marey said...

oH mY! Visions of when I taught high school and junior high! I haven't used a grade book in years...and I don't wish to again. Not sure how you do it! Your students are very lucky to have a teacher who cooks and does fun projects :)

I can't wait to see the finished pilgrims!

MSM said...

You made me very tired with this post!

You do indeed have very fortunate students : )

Suzanne said...

And to think all I did was a little housekeeping, errand running, three loads of laundry, and caught up on my blogging. I feel like such a slacker! I'm sure you already do, but I would suggest taking a multi-vitamin for days such as this. ;o)

I Play Outside The Box said...

Oh my.....the dreaded red pen! Yikes!

My daughter teaches 8th grade biology! She has a red pen too. lol