March 24, 2015

Midterms-To Give or Not To Give?

Hey everyone in blogging land! As most of you know, I teach at a school that goes by semesters, not a year-long class. So I teach the same thing 2x a year, with two different sets of kids. I've been teaching here for 5 years, so I've taught English 10 TEN TIMES!!!!! It's like I've been teaching for 10 years, just at this school! LOL


Anyway, we are coming up on Midterms here before Spring Break next week! Woot woot! I can't wait :) So I don't really do Midterm tests.

The way I structure my class is that we take a unit test after each unit...so I don't really feel the need for a Midterm. What do you guys think?

I'm thinking about maybe making a really long paragraph with mistakes and roots in it and have them fix it. So it's not a huge, long test, but it covers skills we've been working on the last semester. Do you think this is enough to justify giving it to them? Maybe I won't even grade it, but just use it to see where they're at...an assessment of sorts.

Let me know what you think and enjoy your Spring Break!!!!!

March 16, 2015

Hiatus...

I'm so SORRY I've been on a blogging hiatus these past two weeks! Things are crazy right now! Softball started and so we had tryouts, and then a whole whopping week later, our first game-which we won btw.

But with softball practices and games comes no time after school and therefore I've been really busy.


I know, I know, excuses. I'll try to be a better blogger, I swear! Sometimes life gets in the way and it overwhelms us.

Plus...I've been busy starting to plan a wedding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's right, we're engaged. So I'm going to try very hard to balance school, softball, wedding planning, AND blogging. I can do it! I think I just need to make a schedule about when to blog. I didn't want to make it so formal like that, but I think for now I'll have to.

So please don't stop following...I'll be back...PROMISE!!!

Thanks everyone! :)

March 1, 2015

Currently March

Yes February is a short month, but man that month flew by! Softball season has officially started [we had tryouts last week] and I'm looking forward to practices to see what these new girls can do! CIF Champs here we come!!

Once again, I'm going up with Farley to participate in the monthly Currently. So without further ado, here's March!

I am not the most patient person, so this last month has been a practice of that in more ways than one. We'll see what happens, and hopefully it happens soon :) Fingers crossed everyone! 

Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget Farley's rule of 3 :)