Friday, April 24, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
In the wedding world, umm, actually nothing has really changed. Crazy school/ work life this weekend. I actually worked on about 5 online applications this weekend and put together things for 2 mail in. I really wish someone would just call and say, "Hey, I heard you wanted a teaching job for next year. YOU'RE HIRED!" I know, I'll just keep dreaming. At least the man, is getting the idea that I will be doing a lot of driving most likely for a job. Which stinks, but its a JOB!!
If anyone is ready this and they live in southeast MN, feel free to hire me for teaching of course :)
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
First off, these tests are all still paper. Mind you these aren't thin tests either, our grade level test book is well over 50. Answer sheet is about 20. I can't tell you exactly because we are sworn not to go though tests, which I DIDN'T!! This info is part of the directions.
Second, do you know how many resources are involved with all the planning? So many school districts are going through budget cuts and laying of teachers. Still kids are given food, snacks, pencils, highlighters, new calculators, this is just in our area. This is just infuriating sometimes!
These are the times I remind myself of all the other times when I love teaching and the school that I'm in. Also when I remind myself to find other ways of testing kids!
Did anyone else just HATE standardized tests?
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Next Tuesday starts our state required testing. Two whole days of reading assessment this week, two more days the following week of math testing add another random day of science testing. Besides growing up with similar testing I had the "pleasure" of student teaching during this same time last year. Luckily with my grade level there isn't has much script or directions to give but they're still annoying. I actually have to attend a training tomorrow to learn how to give the science test. This just seems wrong: take the teacher from her classroom that she should be instructing to sit in a room to learn how to tests students for a test that will last an hour. URGH!!
While I love my job, LOVE, LOVE it. This part stinks.
But I am excited for the weekend! Saturday I'm helping throw a baby shower for my cousin. So I'll get to see lots of family. That same night we're having an Easter dinner with the Man's side. Sunday we'll only have my side and the Man's other side of the family. Should be great, maybe even time to slip in some wedding prep.