1. I wish football started in October and lasted a little bit longer. I just don't like it interfering with baseball season. Plus, the fall seems like football time, not the summer - and it still feels like summer to me. The Tigers-Orioles game going on right now is a great one so far, though. It's not often you see the kind of implosion that Daniel Cabrera suffered in the 4th inning, capped by a three-run single with the bases loaded. I guess Neifi was credited with a double, but, let's face it, it was a single. But the O's are hitting well today, so it'll be a good ballgame.
2. My students' essays are due in my mailbox by 4pm. I just opened up my account, and they've really filled it up. I wish I had a printer at home so I could start the onorous task of printing these things all out. It also means I'm getting e-mails like this: "Mr. _____, I can't email the essay.My dad's computer has 2 different word programs so can I PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEE put the essay in ur mailbox monday morning?" This is actually doing me a favor, but I'm still going to give her a hard time about it.
3. Meanwhile, I'm struggling to finish work for grad school today along with my usual lesson planning. My grad school class still continues its fairly terrible start. After my bad first impression of the class and the professor, I was a little bit more happy after the second class. Now, my problems mostly stem from Amazon.com and the Towson Bookstore. I ordered the textbook for the course the Labor Day Sunday, in the hopes I would get it that week so I could do my work by the following Monday. Well, I ordered it on September 3, and just got it yesterday, on September 16. In the interim, I attempted to just bag the Amazon.com purchase and buy the book for considerably more money at the Towson Bookstore, but he hours are so inconvenient for working proefssionals there (they close at 7pm, when I'm still at school, and they close early on Saturdays, when I'm waiting tables, and are closed on Sundays) that I was unable to purchase it. Therefore, I missed the first grad school assignment - a reflection on the first chapter. It'll be okay, I think, because the professor grades only 8 of the 9 of these things that we do, but it certainly didn't get me off to a good start. I finally got the book yesterday, and have spent a good chunk of time reading today, and now I'm sitting at the computer to start my work.
4. As for lesson planning, I need to figure out the best way to structure my act-out-scenes-from-the-play assignment that I want my IB kids to do this week. In addition, I want to meticulously plan my English 2 classes for every day because I feel like Friday was sort of a mediocre day (of course, it was pep rally day, and we had shortened class periods, so that's almost to be expected).
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