Wednesday, August 04, 2004
school's back...from the summer
students are back. this means sitting at my desk for long stretches of motionless stupor are no longer acceptable. (i'd need to move to one of the student desks for that.)
the long ago math textbook adoption has blessed the county with all new math books and ancillary materials. maybe i should be more specific. all schools but ours have new books. my increasingly often (and less courteous) phone calls to central office led to an interruption of one class by the head of high school instruction. too bad she had to pick the class with two guys who seem to think the seats are on fire. one of them interrupted our conversation - he'd walked over and sat on the desk next to the door - "are you the new counselor?"
she said that algebra 1 books are on back order but that i "should have books by the end of this week or the beginning of next." i first thought "books" referred to algebra 1 books; i'm now questioning this since i have yet to receive any of the other books. why wouldn't i get them now if the algebra 1 book was the only one on backorder?
i was reminded of einstein's explanation of relativity today.
When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute-and it's longer than any hour. That's relativity.when did 90 minutes become so freakin' long? they didn't even seem so long when i tossed and turned for even longer last night. (ok. i did start reading about the disillusionment of politics in america so that could have been a mitigating factor.)
there's a classroom performance system in our school from some test grant. i think i'm going to monopolize it. (i'm the checkout person) until other teachers see how it can be pretty badass.
this post is boring, but it's something. the overriding feeling is the same as that in the drivel/email i shot off early this morn to a friend.
and so another year begins
with trials and tears and sins
ten more months unless i'm fired
my one thought? "damn i'm tired"
surprise surprise surprise
yes it's been a while. i may go back and convert this post into some stories from the end of the year. (ignore the following: bet, field day, review, materials)