Thursday, August 30, 2007

I'm melting... melting

I cannot write much because I am literally melting into my chair. School started this week just in time for the heat wave to kick into high gear. And did I mention our air conditioning system that was supposed to be done AUGUST 1st is still not finished and now they say November 1. Perfect just in time to need a sweater we can have air conditioning. Today was walk all over creation day. We had to practice walking our to the fire drill spot as well as the cafeteria, in 2 silent lines. 8th graders that are silent; that is just about impossible. But after time 750 in the 100 degree heat they finally were able to walk in silence and we could all go back to class, drink water and whine about how hot we were (8th graders are professional whiners). That and look at the air conditioning unit sitting in the corner of my room with longing for a walk in freezer or colder days.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Meetings Meetings Meetings

I just got home from meetings and have but one question. Why can 99.9% of meetings be forgotten and turned into a half page memo instead. I have sat through two LONG days of new teacher meetings and the only thing I got was anxious, something i did not have before the meetings. Plus the weather was awesome and I would have much preferred sitting by the pool. What they said was part of the reasons for these meetings were to build a community. What I say is what builds community better than sunshine, burgers and a ice cold bear. I think we all would have bonded much more over that fresh brewed taste rather than how to correctly read and negotiate the differences between a 504 and IEP plan.
Only three more days to go.
Can't i just start teaching!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

The craziness begins... again

Hello all,
Yes the time is upon us me to start a new school year and that means a new year blogging. This year I am teaching at a new school in a new town and it is History not Health but I am sure some of the same antics will ensue. I can't wait to write all about my experiences as a teacher and hopefully make others laugh in the process. As I tell my students when they ask me why I am laughing It's better that screaming! Stop by often as I hope to post as lest a few times a week or as often as I need to vent and keep my sanity.
Can't wait to start a new year and as always
What does not kill me...