Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Sunday, September 18, 2011

A Back to School Giveaway

I had fun with my little giveaway, but caffeinegirlknits is having an even bigger one. Check it out for a chance to win some really nice stuff.

I made it through my first week back at school, although I did take off Wednesday. I did a lab with my students on Thursday and Friday, and stupidly invited my administration team in to observe. Unfortunately my new principal showed up during my difficult bell and followed up with an email telling me I need to get a few of them under control. Believe me, they won't be the difficult bell for long, but it was just hubristic to invite anyone in to observe me on my fourth day of class. I'm just so used to having solid classroom management that I forgot it does take a little time to get there with new students. One positive thing that will come out of this is that when the principal does return, he will definitely see a major improvement in the students' behavior. Trust me on this.

Anyway, I spent most of yesterday in my pajamas and am hoping to do the same today. The weather is certainly cooperating, as it is in the low sixties and drizzly. Definitely a hint of fall here. And I'm almost done with my mom's "summer" sweater. Better late than never, eh?


  1. I got my labels in the mail yesterday. Thank you! They're wonderful.

    Sorry about the class, but things will get better.

    I'm looking forward to seeing the sweater.

  2. Hard to believe it's warmer here in Kingston (mid-seventies F)! I'd love you to explain what it is you teach; I'm curious.