You get the hint. This is only like half of them. I had high expectations to spend my weekend reading and ended up watching television, cleaning, and sleeping, It's not that any of that isn't good, but I wanted to make more time for reading. I suppose I have ONE MORE DAY to get to it! Tonight I'll be diving into this beauty and am pretty excited--although, do I need one more book on my pile?!?
So, at work we just finished our second week of school. My students are so good that I keep waiting for something to happen. Maybe I need to count myself fortunate and get things on a move on with curriculum right, and stop bracing myself. It's funny that I still wait for issues to pop up.
One change I'm trying to make this year in my teaching is the number of informational texts I use. The common core that our state has adopted has a large focus on these kind of texts so that students can practice comprehending and then synthesizing the information to make certain decisions. I definitely think it makes them more ready for the real world, but I miss all the literature that I'm used to. On the flip side, I get to do book talks and encourage them to read more great things for fun!
Well, not much is going on here, and I am perfectly fine with that. Other than achy feet and losing my voice on most days, things are great. I have very little to complain about, which is glorious; the bills are paid, I'm happy, and I'm healthy. What more could you ask for?
I suppose that tomorrow I'll do a little cooking and maybe whip up a batch of banana or lemon poppy-seed bread to help me through the remainder of the week. Other than that and a batch of response papers to grade, I'll be enjoying my Monday off. What will you be doing tomorrow?