Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Spring Break!

Well, I'm not at the beach.

I'm not skiing.

I'm not on a cruise.

I've actually been - gasp! - at school working. Because, as soon as we get back, the Very Big Deal Government Mandated Tests On Which EVERY FREAKING THING IS BASED will be on the horizon and we need to start our two week review.

And, since over half our our standards changed this year (thank you, oh dear State Department of Education), we've pretty much had to rebuild our entire review program.

So Mrs. Eagle, Mrs. Hummingbird and I have been creating, copying, and generally getting all our ducks in a row so we can hit the ground running on Monday. Honestly, there's just too much to do during our planning periods, but once it's done, next year should be a lot easier. I hope.

At least the weather has been less than ideal. Begin stuck in a building during a gorgeous spring day would just not be a good thing.

And for the record, for all those nitwits (the folks that write nasty letters to the editor and comment on-line) who seem to think that teachers do no work outside of official school thankful you can read. A teacher saw to that.

So there.


ChiTown Girl said...

Preach it, Sista!!

I hope you've been able to have a little down time this week. :( All work and no play makes teacher a bitch. What, isn't that how the saying goes? ;-)

Theresa Milstein said...

I'm sorry you've been spending your break preparing for state testing. I hope you get to have some down time.

Darren said...

I'm on spring break this coming week, and it didn't come a moment too soon.

HappyChyck said...

There are those times when we need a few days off from the classroom so we can get ready to do it again. I desperately need a break from reality, but the best I can get is a break from the continual in-coming work while I plan new out-going work.