*It is currently 93 degrees. Earlier in the week, the high was only in the 50s. There is something wrong with that in my opinion.
*The dog had emergency surgery this week. We were told to prepare for the worst. It has all ended well. She now has a 10 inch incision in her stomach.
*My 5th grade boys freaked out about spiders twice this week while the girls could care less.
*I went to a softball game this morning. That was fun.
*Some of my students are begging me to teach 6th grade next year so that they can have me again. I taught them in 4th grade last year and 5th grade this year. I can not believe that they would want me for a 3rd year.
*We got our preliminary state scores back (for the students) this week. Our 5th grade students made a 65% increase in reading. That’s pretty amazing, especially considering how tough this year was.
*I can’t get the dog to take her antibiotics without a treat, yet when I laid the cat’s antibiotic down on the bed so I could pry her mouth open, the dog came along and willingly ate it. WTH?
*A friend in Washington was told that she won’t be re-hired next year for teaching. All teachers with 3 years or less of experience have received pink slips due to the budget crises. That’s 83 teachers in her district. Meanwhile, my district is still trying to figure out what they are going to do. They are considering 4 day school weeks.
*Government needs to get into the schools and see what is really happening instead of creating all of these regulations based on perceptions and cutting funding constantly. It’s not good for the kids and it’s not good for the future of America. We need to look at Japan and some of the other countries and get our schools straightened out.
*Parents need to start parenting their children and stop being afraid to be the bad guy.
*I need to work on breaking my coffee addiction. It’s getting out of hand.
*I got my hair done today. That’s always a treat.