I usually have a hard time ranting here, so I don't participate every week in Little Ms. Blogger's Rants and Raves Wednesday, but I've finally saved up enough to share....
Rave: The four teachers in my "house" at school are such a pleasure to work with. I am soooo blessed.
Rant: My jaw is automatically clenching just writing this. To the dumbass inattentive driver who crossed the center line and came dangerously close to a head-on collision with us on the narrow, snow-covered country road we take to school at 6:30 in the morning: If I could have, I would have turned around, chased you down, and used your cell phone as a dagger to stab you with it until you coughed blood. (Yes, it ticked me off that much.)
Rave: I love, love, love Edmodo. It's like Facebook, only for the classroom; we use it to communicate with our "house" of about 75 students, and it makes our lives easier. If you have a child and would love to have his homework uploaded to a website daily (so he can't say he doesn't have the sheet!), you should try to talk your child's teacher into using Edmodo. It's simple to use, and I'd be happy to help anyone learn how.
Rant: I still haven't invented a way to get kids to turn in their homework on time.
Rave: My bullet-train pace the past ten days or so (busy, busy, busy work, etc.) may actually slow to a freight train pace by Friday.
Rant: I'm afraid to open my email box.
Rave: Loving The Bachelor, even though it is ridiculous. (I love me some mindless TV.) And speaking of mindless TV, I watched the Totem episode of Gilligan's Island this week, and I found it oddly comforting. I guess that show brings me back to an innocent, carefree time.
Rant: Still not caught up on Fragments....
Rave: HALF-DAY for students on Friday!!
Rant: I taught a class tonight. It was my first time teaching adults, and it went pretty well. The only bad part is that I planned the material to take three class periods. (I forgot to factor in that adults work faster than 11-year-olds.) Looks like my train isn't stopping at the station real soon....
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