Monday, August 20, 2007

Life in Howelltown

I missed my last post. No excuses whatsoever. Simply got busy and by the time I remembered I was to blog, it was the end of the day.

School started August 8 with teacher meetings. We worked August 8, 9, and 10, and then the freshman had a transition day August 13. By August 14, I was meeting my students, and they've already completed 4 out of 174 school days.

We also received our state test scores and last year's juniors did great on both the Missouri MAP test and the ACT. Our students were up a full point in the English section and are 2 points above national average.

This year's going to be different. The team of teachers who have been together for 4 years is split. Dave's the associate principal in our school. Andy has moved on to be a dean of students at another high school in my district. I'm no longer teaching American literature and composition but a full journalism schedule.

The new preps and getting used to my 5:15 AM wake up call have had me needing naps each afternoon when I get home. And I've got revisions in today.

So as I leave you until the end of the month, happy August. Enjoy those last minutes before school starts if you're one who has kids or is ready to go back to a school schedule. If not, do me a favor and sleep in one day for me. :)



Patricia W. said...

Did you say sleep? School began today. Got kids off but fell asleep on way to work. (Luckily I don't do the driving!) I'm back to getting up at 5:30 am rather than a cozy, 7:15.

And I was wishing for the school year to start???

Estella said...

School doesn't start here until the day after Labor Day. My daughter woeks for a school district and goes back to work on the 24th.

Maureen said...

We don't start until after Labor Day. I have to get my son up before 7 am and those first two weeks can be tough to get used to.

Michele Dunaway said...

I try to plan nothing on the weekend so I can catch up then. I try to go to be before 11, but my body puts me to sleep right at 11:07 PM every night. Which means that 8 hours doesn't occur.