January 2nd, 2009

Back to school

For the second year in a row, teachers in my district didn't get two weeks off for Christmas. It's such a petty thing to gripe about, but dang it!, I wanted to sleep in today. Next year we get to work the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Woo Hoo! :-)

I got a ton done today even though I was gripey about being awake. I revamped some of my curriculum over the break and I actually put the plans on paper, ran the copies needed and put an extra set in my lesson plan binder. I hope my students appreciate the work I've put in on this. I'm trying to use the whole brain concept in my lessons.

I want to develop a living game board game for review use. The kids are used to playing Jeopardy or Bingo in other classes. This would be more interactive, kind of Candy Land for journalism students. It's going to take a long time to develop and if it doesn't work, I'll be so bummed, but if it does work, it'll be a favorite of the kids.

Currently reading: Whiskey Rebels. Love it!