First drafts of personal narratives were due this week. Initially, I was thrilled and proud of the students that they all managed to get them turned in on time. Then I carried them all home and realized I have to now read them and figure out where we go next. This is the double-edge sword of high homework completion rates.
I also have 90 quizzes to grade. I hate grading those. I also hate giving them, but I am determined to increase spelling proficiency this year, and part of my multi-angled approach to this includes weekly vocab quizzes. We are using cartoons, mobile sentences, and ‘super bonus challenges’ to achieve this end, but I find that it’s more effective if you also quiz them.
In addition, I am starting a new SS unit on Tuesday and lugged home half of my lessons from last year so I can plan out the next two weeks and work on the changes that need to be made.
All added up, I have about 5 inches (and 8 pounds) of paperwork in my bag. Maybe I’ll skip the gym and just cart it around all day…