If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that this past week was outrageously crazy and busy. Work was exhausting, I had several big projects due, a lot of fires I had to put out, monitored phase 2 of 3 phases of state testing*, and this week was topped with huge professional development conference hosted by my district on Saturday. I am pretty pleased with myself that I got everything done without stressing. I am fortunate to work with a great team, and we all step up when we times get crazy busy.
My workshop session on Saturday was awesome, and I got a lot of positive feedback. I was worried I wouldn’t have any mojo first thing on a Saturday after such a demanding week, but at 7 AM, I was ready to go! I napped for 3 hours after the conference, but I was able to make it happen. I’m proud I was able to get everything done this week without getting overwhelmed or losing my cool.
If we were having coffee, I’d give you a blog up date. I’m still going strong(ish) in the A to Z challenge. It was a pretty good week. Here’s a quick round-up:
- K was for Keep Organized with Free Graphic Organizers (Printables)
- Teachers love free printables.
- L was for Low Cost Dry Erase Boards
- M was for Michael Fullan’s Topic Videos: Push & Pull: The Role of Technology
- N was for New Teacher Tips from A to Z
- P was for Michael Fullan’s Topic Videos: Practice to Theory
- Practice starts with a P. It’s a stretch, but I wanted to catch up in the series so…
- Q was for Questions Answered by Twitter VI
I’m sure after I told you my line-up for the week, you’d bring up the fact that an ‘O’ post was missing. I’d act genuinely irritated because I didn’t realize I skipped O until just now. Seriously, I was typing my round-up and realized I skipped my O post. I just slap forgot. No wonder nobody had a Q post yesterday. Ugh. I’ll just do my O post on Monday and continue like nothing happened.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I noticed recently that I have to think twice when using some words like passed/past and then/than. I never had any issues before. Last week, I called my friend, he’s a professor of English, to see if I used allegory correctly in a completely ridiculous yet unnecessarily heated debate with a coworker. I had used the word correctly by the way.
My brain is betraying me, and I don’t like it! 😦
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I’m watching Netflix’s Daredevil. My college friend told me I had to watch this show. He said he guaranteed I would like it. I only watched the first episode because he’s always on point with his suggestions for me. Normally, I don’t watch these superhero shows because the tend to be massive disappointments. It’s like I have all these expectations that the show can’t possibly live up to, but I’m loving Daredevil which totally surprised me. I’m trying not to binge watch this series like I’ve done other shows.
I told my mom about Daredevil on Monday. By Wednesday she was telling me to hurry up and finish so we could talk about it. She loved the show, but I don’t want to talk about it with her anymore. Honestly, I don’t feel like listening to her go on and on about how Daredevil looks gooooooood… almost as good as the Rock… almost… I don’t care if he’s blind.
Nope. I don’t want to hear that Mama!
*Louisiana students have 3 phases of state mandated standardized testing that take place in March, April, and May.
If we were having coffee, what would you tell me about your week? What shows or movies have you watched that you enjoyed a lot more than you expected?
First coffee image via My Aching Head on Flickr