Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Currently .. April !!

I knew it was coming.  I just can't believe how soon it came!  A P R I L  ! ! ! woo hoo!  13 school days until Spring Break.  Unit 4 Benchmark assessments are next Mondays.  And Unit 5 - IFL begins at the end of the month.  And the infamous NJ ASK is approaching.  boo!

As usual, it's that time of the month to link up with Farley over at Oh' Boy 4th Grade.  Be sure to read mine first, *wink wink*, then go link up yourself!

Here goes ...

Listening: So I'm at Panera.  It's Tuesday and I don't have personal training tonight, so as much as I should be running or working out on my own, I came to Panera to get my work done.  I have too much work to do - grading papers, e-mails, paper work to be filled out, questions to type up, and oh yea, an outline to write for a literature review for my graduate class.  #indenial

Loving: How many days until spring break ?????

Thinking: I looked up at the calendar today and I can't believe how quickly the year went!  It's already April.  There isn't too much extra research I need to do in prepping my lessons because we are about to move into an IFL unit.  You can check out IFL here - Institute for Learning.  To be honest, I have never done an IFL unit.  But all of the other grades in our building have.  Third grade doesn't do an IFL unit until Unit 5, so from what I've heard .. IFL is very scripted.  The only thing I'll need to do is supplement materials.  I'm looking forward to it - our unit is on ocean life! :)

Wanting:  Well, I did get up to use the restroom.  However, the paperwork is all still there.  I was in the middle of typing my book long e-mail response to my VP when I was timed out of the server.  Guess I was taking too long.

Needing:  #selfexplanatory #indenial

Hours and Last Day:  So, I typically get to school around 7:30 am.  On Mondays, I leave around 3:30pm to get to my graduate class for 4:30 pm.  On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, I do an after-school program at another school, so I leave my classroom around 2:50 while my co-teacher dismisses my students.  On Fridays, that's usually my day to stay late in my room and clean up from the week, make copies, charts, search for materials, yah know..
As for our students, they're in school from 8:20-3:00.


Anonymous said...

I am counting down the days until spring break too! Mine starts the week after next. Can't wait! I'm ready for a much needed break. Good luck with your paper outline. I finished my master's this past summer. I remember all to well how hard it was to get started on my grad work after working all day!

An Apple a Day in First Grade

Mrs. McClain said...

I think we're all counting down the days until Spring Break. How is Panera ? One was just opened in our area but I've never been.

Buzzing With Mrs. McClain

Literacy Teacher said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I have one week of school left and then it will be my spring break. I have never been to Jersey - I don't live that close to you. I have visited NYC twice and loved it! My husband and I always talk about how we want to go to Carlos Bakery. We love Cake Boss.

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