I feel the need to apologize for not writing much of late.
I’ve been incredibly busy with teaching, lesson planning, and grading. I come home exhausted and without any brain cells left to write with!
I have been teaching my students to write…something I am passionate about…so at least I’ve got an outlet. Still, I’m missing my blog and my readers!
On Tuesday, students in my district had to write essays based on grade-level responses.
These essays had to be graded.
Guess who got selected to help with this task?
I had a half-day sub on Friday and must have graded over 100 essays in two and a half hours.
Although I had dreaded the work, it wound up being a little fun. Students are simply amazing, and I heard their voices through their written prose.
Afterward, my brain was fried beyond repair, so I headed to my nail salon where I went for something a little wild…a suggestion made by one of my students earlier that day…
It’s my tech’s version of cheetah nails. I like them a lot!
Today, Gambit got me up early (Rooster is spending the weekend in Auburn for the big game against Georgia). I was glad, though, because I was able to get stuff for school finished. I have my first of two observations on Tuesday. Although I already had my lesson plans finished, everybody knows that we have turn things up a bit when administrators come in. Truth be told, the observations are good for me, because they make me analyze my plans and incorporate more engaging activities and student reflection opportunities…things I need to be doing EVERY time I teach but sometimes get too tired or lazy (ahem) to do.
I took a break and ran errands. While at Sams, I found a little something for my fur babies. I couldn’t wait to get home and surprise them.
Yes, I am a sad creature, am I not? With my non-furry babies grown and one of them out of the house living on her own, I pour my attention on my dogs.
Take a look at how they responded to the new, PoochPlanet ThermaLuxe (I’m not getting paid to mention the name) dog bed…
A bit of wistfulness entered my heart as I thought about how much Aubie would have loved this. Sure wish I’d found one like it when she was still here. I miss her so. 😦
Meanwhile, Gambit took a turn on it…
I don’t think he likes it.
Not one bit.
Pele returned to it early this evening. He is one of the sweetest, gentlest giants of a dog. The look on his face is priceless. That is one happy dog!
I don’t know about you, but pampering my dogs brings a smile to my face when I see their human-like reactions.