TGIF ~ my week in review

Someone posted on Facebook this morning,

Is it Friday yet?

And I replied,

YES! I need a drink …. the adult kind!

I don’t know about you, but I’m so glad this week is over! Progress reports will be mailed next week, which means the RUSH of “emergencies” from students occured this week.

But Miss H, I didn’t know about that assignment!

But Miss H, I can’t stay after school, I have to go to my friend’s house!

But Miss H, I … blah, blah, blah.

One of my favorite quotes is, “Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on mine.” I did, however, stay after school twice this week offering students the opportunity to make test corrections and complete missed assignments. As always, the ones who care are the ones who stayed. The rest of them, yeah …. it goes without saying.

Here’s some of the latest “buzz” happenings:

  • Teaching sixth graders religions of the Middle East (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) is difficult. Just sayin’.
  • I’m not very political, but I’ve watched the news and read articles to know Rick Perry is out of the race (is he leaving the Governor’s mansion too?) for the White House.
  • I’m grateful to the websites and bloggers that BLACKED OUT their sites in protest against SOPA. While I didn’t black my blog, I appreciate the efforts of others and their commitment to educate people like me on what is in the legislature. I should pay more attention.
  • Singer Etta James, died at the age of 73. Her “At Last” is incredible and one of my all-time favorites.
  • I have taken my contacts out every night this week ….. tonight will be Day 5 of this new (healthy) habit. You can read this to learn more about my old ways.
  • My camera is covered in cobwebs. I haven’t taken a single photograph in two weeks. I’m participating in an online photography class with Lisa next month, Brandy at Bella Pop is hosting. Yay! Scary! I have so much to learn!
  • I spent 94 minutes on the phone with my Mother. She successfully attached a Word document to an email. She’s so high-tech.

Quote of the Week (during a lesson on Middle East religions):

Miss H, this Abraham guy you’re talking about, is that Abraham Lincoln?

What have YOU accomplished this week?

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  1. Amy January 20, 2012 at 2:33 pm - Reply

    I was so sad to hear about Etta James. I’ve listened to At Last so many times today already.

    It’s pretty scary that so many bills go through that we don’t know anything about. I finally looked into SOPA myself, and I’m glad it is getting a lot of buzz. I realized I need to pay more attention to decisions people are making on my behalf!

    • Nicole January 20, 2012 at 5:28 pm - Reply

      Amy, you’re correct! I, too, need to pay more attention to the decisions (and decision-makers) happening around me. Scary stuff!
      Enjoy your weekend, it’s here “AT LAST”!!!!!!!!!!
      xo,
      Nicole

  2. Celeste Zachry January 20, 2012 at 10:02 pm - Reply

    I survived a rather horrific week without being jailed for harming any teenagers and successfully edited two very important essays for kiddos who have sincerely imprinted my soul, one girl, one boy. I taught my students A LOT and am grateful it’s over!

  3. lovelylici1986 January 23, 2012 at 8:22 am - Reply

    Love this overview of your week. I had a good LOL at your 94 minutes with your mother. Hilarious. Reminds me of the time I forgot to print my homework, and called my mother, thinking I could walk her through it. “Turn it on… No, there’s a big button that’s like a circle, and a vertical line through it… The big box on the floor… Press the button…” Yeah, she ended up picking me up from school and taking me to her house to do it myself.

    Students are so FUNNY. I went to an education session through work last week. There’s an education officer we fund to go to schools, workplaces, etc. to teach about cancer (including healthy living tips, cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment). I felt a little tug. I wondered why I didn’t get a teaching certificate. I miss the classroom. I used to teach JA sessions to 6th grade, 9th grade, and 10-12th grade. *sighs* I am seriously one of those people meant to do a LOT. I was never supposed to be strictly business… I love education and non-profit way too much. 🙂

    Teaching about ALL of those religions?! Madness! Is that really required?! WOWZER!

    Btw, I just finished reading Unlikely Disciple. A Quaker goes undercover to Libery University (evangelical Christian university run by Jerry Falwell’s giant of a church). Quite interesting! I’ll review it on my blog some time this week.

    • Nicole January 23, 2012 at 11:36 am - Reply

      Holy Snickerdoodles ….. your Mother and mine would get along PERFECTLY!!!!!!!!!
      The religions are briefly described during the unit on the Middle East. In sixth grade, students in Texas learn world geography. They’ll have this material again in high school.

      That book sounds interested, I look forward to your review!
      Have a great week (where did the weekend go though?!),
      Nicole

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