Blogging After Midnight
It's midnight. In the last two days, I've graded 50 lab reports - with comments, a rubric, stickers, etc. - and 110 quizzes, and entered all the grades from the first half of Spring marking period into my computer to prepare progress reports, which I will fill out during the school day tomorrow. That's the horizon, the end of the progress reports.
Just over the horizon, I need to get my principal a list of science supplies to order (this has been on my to-do list since March, I swear, but keeps sliding to the bottom... now it's crunch time). I am going to try making my videotape for state certification (permanent) either tomorrow afternoon or Friday morning (probably both so I can take the best version). Friday and Saturday, we're going on a staff planning retreat, and Sunday I have to do some big-time planning of my own now that I have a copy of the end-of-year calendar (half-days, field days, & the like all present and accounted for). I collected 110 homework assignments today, and will check another 110 tomorrow (I don't collect everything). There's a stack of papers on my floor a foot high, don't remotely know what to do with those! Anyone got a magic wand? No matter how cleverly I schedule and plan assignments, at some point I do have to collect them and grade them; there's no getting around that!
And next week or the week after, we will spend three afternoons interviewing prospective students for next year's incoming class... we're waiting on a list of students from the Region.
5:45 am is just around the corner... good night, Dear Reader.