Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Christmas Week

So, maybe I am overdoing the end of the year posts, but I'm like a little kid the week before Christmas.

I'm being really, really good.

  • I graded one class of study guides and Romeo and Juliet tests FRIDAY NIGHT (I never do homework on a Friday night!)
  • I graded the other class's study guides and tests Sunday night.
  • I graded Speeches.
  • The above two took FOUR hours Sunday night.
  • I stayed after school until 5:30 last night and graded all the Creative Writing portfolios. 
  • I graded the speeches that were presented Monday and the late turn ins of study guides when I got home last night.
Students are done today at 12:15.

I am done Wednesday at 3:00 (at least I hope I have everything done by then).

By Thursday afternoon, I hope to be at the lake.  

My husband is very busy this week.  He's an offset pressman (prints newspapers). Their deadline is for Memorial Day is early, so he thinks it may be late on Friday before he can leave. If it's too late, he doesn't want to leave until Saturday morning.

I told him I am leaving without him. He can drive himself.  

He agreed.  Really. He said he doesn't blame me (Of course, he has gone two different weekends without me when I couldn't go). 

I love my husband.  He really does understand the need I have to get to the lake at the end of the school year.

I can't wait until my biggest decision of the day is what book to read.


  1. And your holiday gift is THE LAKE! I am even looking forward to your writing about it-vicarious pleasure helps too! That grading responsibility is amazing to hear about. I don't have that any more but am trying to support my colleagues who are drowning in it about now. Hurrah for you, Deb!

  2. I'm thinking about you today & your last day of school. I'll be thinking about you on Thursday too. I hope you (or Chloe) will share a photo of the lake for those of us still craving summer vacation. ;)

  3. Oh - my favorite line is your very last: "I can't wait until my biggest decision of the day is what book to read." Yes! Enjoy the lake and those few moments (or days) until your hubby arrives.

  4. The last line is my absolute favorite too. I also like your decisiveness "I am leaving without him." Your list of "Done" is impressive. I hope that your time at the lake is all you wish for and more.

  5. Wow! You definitely deserve your trip to the lake this summer, Deb. Well done! Now, you can correct all of my papers :) Be sure to tell us which book you decided on reading.


  6. Sounds like an exhausting weekend and beginning of the week, but the end of the week, ahhhh. A well deserved break for a hardworking teacher. You and Chloe enjoy your time at the lake and I, too, will look forward to hearing which book you choose first.

  7. Kids should be gone. I hope your "must do's" are done and you are home packing deciding what books to take to the late when you read this. Enjoy your time alone and with family. What a year its been!

  8. Ooh, you definitely deserve some time at the lake! I hope you savor that first book! :-)

  9. I feel a little selfish writing as if I am the only teacher correcting this amount of work....I know the rest of you deserve the rest as much as I do. Here's to summer for all of us!

  10. You are speaking my language! The grading at the end of the year is so much more rewarding because once you get it done, you are DONE! (she said as a pile of papers to grade sat untouched in her school bag)

    I am craving lake days at my dad's house in Indiana. Two more weeks for us. I think I can, I think I can! Soak up some sun for the rest of us in the meantime :) And if you haven't already read A Monster Calls, move it to the top of your list.

    1. Thanks Christy--A Monster Calls is in my book bag and packed in the car already!