I can't quite believe how much is going on right now:
1) Our school is going through this big accreditation process and things this week have to be tip-top.
2) Week 3 of baseball season. With the weather, we've only been able to be on our field twice. Right now, it's pretty much a lake. I've scheduled two scrimmages for the end of the week with county teams that surely have better facilities and drainage. First official game is Monday. We're not ready and this will be a busy week. In the rain.
3) National Board portfolio is due on March 31st. I have several complete days of work (non-stop writing and revision) to complete everything, as I'm very far behind. Luckily, I just finally got some help transferring a mini-cassette to a DVD, something I had been stuck on for a while (so much of this is about technology knowledge...). I will probably have to take a personal day and/or a sick day(s) to complete everything. It is a whole lot of work but I have a renewed determination to get this thing done well - just heard only 23 teachers in the city have National Board Certification and I'd like to be #24, or at least one of the new batch. (That number seems a little low, but I'm not sure where to check.)
4) Staying on top of two challenging, teaching-for-the-first-time units with both grade levels.
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