Sunday, January 25, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
An update on my mileage-
YTD: 9.3 (Boo)
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Note: Please tell me I get blame media! After reading crap like this, I must be brainwashed!
(My favorite mind-numbing parts are in bold)
In a white fantasy wedding, Fergie and Josh Duhamel were married Saturday under magnolia trees filled with thousands of white roses, PEOPLE confirms. The Black Eyed Peas singer, 33, wearing a Dolce & Gabbana gown, and the actor, 36, tied the knot at the Church Estates Vineyards in Malibu. Fergie carried a bouquet of white flowers studded with crystals as the couple exchanged H. Stern rings engraved with personal messages. Ten bridesmaids were dressed in contrasting black. Fergie's specially-designed engagement ring featured a 4-carat brilliant cut diamond set amid other diamonds. A narrowed diamond wedding band completed the set.
Ok, can I barf now? Who actually has weddings like that?!
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
- I'm required to grade 9 assignments in each of my three subjects (math, science, and social studies) each nine-weeks grading period.
- I currently teach 43 students between my two classes.
- Each week I have to grade (43x3) 129 papers.
- Even if it only takes one minutes each, I'm still spending two hours each week on grading.
- We have 36 weeks of school.
- This school year I will grade AT LEAST. . . (129x36) 4, 644 papers!!!!!!!!
- That's not counting those checked for completion and understanding of the concept that are not graded.
- Holy mess! I also spend at least THREE DAYS (2 hours x36) grading papers! I lose three days out of my year grading papers! I think I'm going to be sick!
I should not have figured that out. Bad idea. It's sad to think I'm required to spend so much time grading when I could be working on other things. I know they are a way to measure what my little darlings are doing, but I'm not paid that great. I only take home 32k a year after taxes, health insurance and my extra retirement.
Thank a teacher next time you see them. We truly do love our jobs and spend most of our time thinking about how to get to each and every darling so they can succeed to the best of their abilities. We go home worrying about them because no one will be there when they get home. We are teachers, counselors, mediators, doctors, comedians and numerous other things while sometimes being the only parent and guiding source those students have. (I'll have to share stories of my adopted son, Ken, from last year. I love him! Too cute!)
Goodnight. I have to sleep so I can teach our future about 3-D shapes, the water cycle, and family heritage and culture. I love my job!
Side note: After finishing this post and turning off my computer and realized I never proof-read it. I got back out of bed, turned on my computer and proceeded to check for misspelled words and anything crazy. There still are some mistakes I'm sure but I found it interesting that I couldn't relax until I got up to check it. I'm a loser. Night!
Monday, January 5, 2009
Really?! What I need it to say is Nikki Bowen and Nathan Scimeca vacationed in Bora Bora, French Polynesia, over the weekend. What a life right!
Sunday, January 4, 2009
I wish I could visit a place that looked like the pic.
Friday, January 2, 2009
As soon as Blanca saw new things to investigate
Thursday, January 1, 2009
I also plan to update my mileage to make myself accountable!