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Making Headway

Do you remember playing “School” when you were younger?

Super Sis and I did.  All the time.  We even had a chalkboard.

I loved being the teacher.

My favorite thing?

Grading.

Be careful what you wish for.

This is currently my life…

For a person who always used to leave her desk clean and tidy, this makes me want to hyperventilate.

And then there’s the bag that keeps traveling back and forth with me each day…

That’s not counting the big stack I graded at school yesterday.

Sigh.

One extra class, y’all, and I have become the Titanic that is struggling to stay afloat.

But…

When I get my lesson plans finished and have a quiet evening to grade, I find gems like this…

This young man has a new favorite author.

And then there was this…

That, my friends, is a 9th grade student’s work.  She has claimed that she’s not good at writing.  I beg to differ.

Grades are due on the 27th.

I still have about 35 essays to grade…thankfully online because I’m an overachiever and required my students to type them and submit them on our learning management system.

Shout-out to the student who revised her essay on her iPod using Google Docs…

I’ve never been one of those teachers who barely beats a deadline but…

Ahem.

I think I’ll just pat myself on the progress I’ve made in the last couple of days and just ride that wave…

For a minute or two.

 

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