It's not even April an I already have a tanline on my feet from wearing my Toms! Tomorrow is Palm Sunday and it's supposed to get up to 87! Not looking forward to the heat this summer! We had STAAR writing this week. Not worried about it, but sitting there two days in a row making sure my kids are absolutely silent for four hours straight is nerve-wracking! This coming week may be interesting. Our whole grade is supposed to be reading the same book at the same time. As best as I remember, there was not much discussion or input on what books we were getting. I was not too happy when a whole set of the ghost of fossil glen was dumped in my room. I don't believe in ghosts, don't read or watch scary stuff, and definitely don't want to teach it in my class. Put them in the cabinet and forgot about them for a few weeks. This week we were told it's on the plans for next week. I got the book out and read it...NOT gonna happen in my classroom! My son is only 16 months old right now, but if he ever came home talking about a book like this before high school, I'd be upset. My mom said if my class had been given this book to read when I was a kid, she'd have been at the school...which was very rare! I will not be responsible for letting a bunch of 9-10 year olds read a book about, not only a ghost, but a little girl close to their age being murdered by her mom's boyfriend and then coming back as a ghost and killing the boyfriend! I don't think so! So, my class is going to be reading stories from the literature book. We have only used it twice this whole year, anyway. I'm sure someone will have something to say, probably a few someones and a lot of something, but whatever. I'm used to taking a stand when not many other people will. I've always seen pretty much everything as black and white. This book is just wrong for the classroom. Ok, now...I should be shopping, but we are trying to spend the day together, all three of us. But, Scout decided to show he in control and went down for a nap at 10:30! So, now I wait! Oh well, shopping and eating with him is a lot of fun, especially when he's had a good nap!
i'm a Christian, wife, mom to the most awesome kid...ever, daughter, sister, texan, teacher, survivor of my grandparents :), niece, cousin, sister-in-law, daughter-in-law, individual that was probably born in the wrong time. i live in a too-big for me house with my husband and our son and some people think i'm spoiled because my mom cleans our house. but, actually, i was spoiled way before that! i teach 4th grade ela and texas history...yes, that means the dreaded staar test! i like being just a little too weird for people around here, taking pictures, modpodging everything, shopping, and music! (Scout has changed most of my interests, hobbies, and free time!)