Friday, January 15, 2010

One Semester Down

Today was a teacher work day--no students, who get a 4-day weekend. I graded my last class of final exams, input the scores, calculated semester grades, recorded citizenship grades--in other words, this semester is in the books.

I'm looking forward to a 3-day weekend, and darn it, I'm getting a sore throat.

8 comments:

Ellen K said...

I hear you. I input my test scores. Then I crazily decided to complete rearrange my room. I don't know what got into me. TEN HOURS LATER....I have a week of lesson plans filed, all the papers and intro to the new classes ready to go and my room is clean, clean, clean. I know that won't last, but at least the new classes start out with a clean room.

Mr. W said...

I got my grading done yesterday and just came into put the grades in. One of our meetings was canceled which sped up my day.

Cleaned out a cabinet drawer and threw away a ton of old tests and stuff I haven't used in about 3 years.

First semester dragged on towards the end...hopefully this one goes faster. Bring on the CSTs now :-)

ChrisA said...

ok, curiosity has got the best of me. What the heck is a "citizenship grade" and how is it related to math?

mazenko said...

Work day?! Oh, to have a work day. We lost ours three years ago because the state stepped in and said we weren't meeting our nationally-mandated 1080 hours of contact time.

Seat time requirements are a joke.

Darren said...

A citizenship grade is, essentially, a grade for behavior.

Mrs. C said...

I was going to ask what a citizenship grade was as well. Other than maintaining order in the classroom, still at a loss to understand what it has to do with math. :)

Rest your voice over the weekend and take care!

Darren said...

In our district teachers give two grades, one for the course content and the other for citizenship/behavior.

Ellen K said...

I wish we could give citizenship grades. As it is we get to play phone tag with parents too busy to pay attention to their kids behavior at home, so why would they worry about it at school?