Saturday, April 28, 2012

Spring Weight Lost

I have been working on my weight loss goal. I'm down about 15lbs. Since my surgery on March 12, I've been off the hormone replacement & I feel so much better. My mental outlook has also improved according to the family.
We are going grocery shopping this morning but not sure if we are going to brave the new HEB plus. We went yesterday for some coffee & a few other things & it is huge. It was also a bit overwhelming to try & find things. It might be just too big.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Testing week & Fiesta

Looking forward to the end of state testing week. I'm so incredibly bored. We have to "actively monitor" the students while they are taking the test. So we walk around the classroom and stare at the kids. For hours. And hours.
This is also Fiesta week & we have a school holiday on Friday for Battle of Flowers Day. Yep, we have a day off for a parade day. Only in San Antonio!
My school club,GRACE, is having our annual conference next Friday. We have a lady from the Hedi Search Center who will talk to the girls about online safety. I think it is a great subject. I worry so much about the kids on line. This world has become so unsafe for young women.
We are going to use my Groupon for Picture People & have Robby's picture taken on Friday. It should be lots on fun for him. We have never done professional photos before for him. Not sure how he will do.
Summer temperatures are here. Today it was 96. I need to pull out my sunscreen for my car to keep the car cooler. I was seriously uncomfortable on my ride home!!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Shimelle has a new class!

So excited for a new online scrapbooking class from Shimelle called "Cover to Cover". I love her classes since the first Journal Your Christmas class. I'm also participating in 31 over at Big Picture Classes next month.
We are starting our state testing right now. We will be testing till practically the end of school. This week is really bad with all four days of the week with major testing. We have Friday off for a city holiday for Fiesta - it's Battle of Flowers Day.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Testing Madness

Next week, the state of Texas will be testing 10th & 11th graders in Science, Math & Social Studies. In May, the 9th graders will be taking the End of Course Exam. Also in May, seniors will be taking AP exams. The testing countdown has begun and with only 29 school days left, we will be testing almost everyday until the end.
My students have enjoyed the more difficult curriculum. We have read To Kill a Mockingbird, The Odyssey & Romeo and Juliet. I think the Odyssey was the hardest story & many didn't understand it. I think that by exposing them at least to the material they will learn a bit more of the classics. Next year, in addition to these stories, I will be teaching Julius Ceasar, Antigone & John Steinbeck.
I also may have a couple of English classes in ALE but that is still up in the air. I am still worrying about my kids & the End of Course Exam but we may make it through. I just have to keep working on their writing skills. That is going to help us pass.
In other news, Robby is now two & his vocabulary is growing by leaps & bounds.