Thursday, September 28, 2006

Clueless

Despite my computer issues, this has been a really good week. For the first time in seven years of teaching I am calm and not stressed-out. I am caught up on my grading and ahead in my planning. This is unheard of, especially in our school. My school sends hundreds of students to Ivies and upper tier colleges/universities. You know...all the liberal ones. In any case, as the saying goes, "To those whom much is given, much is expected." I have awesome kids and some students who need a lot of help...but they are open to the help. I had a heart-to-heart with my "city" girl. She is beginning to realize the opportunities she has via our school and the community. I have hope for her...I hope she realizes it is ok to hope in herself. Back-t0-school night is this week, so maybe I can speak with her mom and dad...yes...both are in her life and in her home. Nice, isn't it? Most of our students have two parent homes, which for me, is weird. I'm used to being around people from one-parent homes.

I've had some really good conversations about literature this week. Our first newspaper came out today...it was great, and I am so proud of the students. They worked very hard, and they took the task very seriously.

So, I haven't seen much news to rant, I haven't had any real dramas this week to whine, and I got paid today...so I can pay my bills. Cool.

Have a good evening, y'all!

Hopefully, I will have something witty over the weekend. I'm not proofreading this one...sorry for any errors.

2 comments:

Wyatt Earp said...

Did the paper trash the Bush Administration? Heh.

RT said...

No, believe it or not. I was expecting something over the past month to rear its head....it is still early in the year, though. :)