Monday, December 9, 2013
While I grade lab books
So, the day comes to make everything ready for the lab and she asks me how to make the water. I told her she had the recipe box on her desk. She looks at me and asks where it is. WITH A STRAIGHT FACE! I have no idea if she really had a mental problem or she really hates working that much.
So, me being the dumb one says I will just make the water. I really don't want her making it anyways because she set up the previous lab for her class and did it wrong and her poor kids didn't get the right results. I feel bad for her students because they aren't learning, so I often set things up for her, but man is it wearing on me to set up for 6 teachers.
I do have three TA's, students who get credit for helping grade and set up labs, but even with their help, I still can't keep up. The other teachers are jealous and keep making comments to me about my student helpers. They keep asking me to borrow my students, but I keep them all to myself. If it wasn't for those kids, I'd be drowning in papers to grade too. I have 3 or 4 other kids who come in to help out too. I tried to get TA's for all the other teachers, but they didn't sign up for TA's and now they are regretting it. Maybe next time they will listen :) I'm not as dumb as I look.
So, while I was grading lab books and eating chocolate, Rebecca the Robotic quilting machine was stitching away on these three beauties. They are for a friend's grandkids for Christmas. Speaking of, I can't believe it is so close. I haven't even started shopping yet and no decorating. My daughters will both be home this year :) and we will have to clean and move things around to make room. I'm excited to have the whole family home and to go thrift shopping with the girls. It's much more fun with them around. They are great bargain hunters. I'll be rearraging things in the sewing room and moving things around in the shed.
10 more days of school until break. My little guy only has 5. He gets a three week break, but has to go two weeks longer into summer. I'd rather have a longer summer. Let the countdown begin!