Friday, February 18, 2011

Finally Friday

Had a wild week. I think the full moon may have had an influence.
Tomorrow I have little Robby for most of the day while Kelsey is at school. Gerry is going crappie fishing tomorrow evening.
Next Friday, Robby will be 11 months old. Got to start planning his bday party. Where, oh, where should we have it? I was thinking maybe Chuck E Cheese but not sure if they have forgotten our last party there... We were banned for a bit because of Tim racking the rat. Yeah, it was quite a hit. Unfortunately I missed that photo. That would have been a great scrapbook layout!
I have two great practicum students this semester. One observes me on Monday & Wednesday while the other is all day Thursday. I can really see the type of teacher they will be. I am excited to help them. I am going to look for some lesson suggestions for them after I am done with my TAKS Blitz. We have written two essays in two weeks. Very ambitious for my guys. Next week we are working on homophones. It will be a good break after working so hard. This summer my curriculum is changing yet again! Next year, my freshmen will have to pass the English 1 EOC exam. I will teach a modified version of the regular English 1. I hope we can do it! The math people have been working hard on getting our kids up on Algebra & Geometry. It is very tough. It is really a challenge.
Kelsey is doing well in her science classes. She has As in both classes and the labs.
New favorite show - Being Human on ScyFy. It is an American version of a British show. They are monster trying to act human. I love it!

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Super Bowl Sunday

On the 4th, Gerry and I went to the San Antonio Rodeo. There is a secretary at Gerry's school that has very good tickets to the rodeo. She is a member of the Rodeo Association and has to buy the whole rodeo season. So, she sells the tickets she doesn't need. We got to go see Toby Keith! We know people who have closer seats but these are great because they are over the chutes. Great view of the action! This concert was my birthday present this year.
Another exciting thing happened on 2/4 - it snowed! Insane! Hilariously, today it was 70 degrees. We have another winter storm coming on Tuesday or Wednesday with freezing rain. So we may have another snow day next week.
For Super Bowl Sunday,I created for lunch a buffet of snacking foods for the family to graze on. I make crescent dogs with cheese, queso, mini hot dogs in bbq sauce and of course guacamole. Not sure if we are going to actually eat any dinner because we are still munching. I know the kids look forward to the buffet more than the game.
Robby has his third ear infection. I think that this infection might be still the second one. I don't think the antibiotics did their job. He has a very high fever (102 for most of the day). He has new antibiotics and some ear drops. Please send a little prayer for the bubba!
Starting this week, I will have 2 student observers from UTSA. They will both be there tomorrow. I am going to show off my promethean board and activexpressions. We are going to have a bit of technology going on!