Thursday, April 28, 2005

there was a german shepard in my classroom this morning. one of my students lives next door to the dog's owners, and he likes to get loose and follow her around. the silly dog walked into my classroom, and of course the chillins freaked out. i called the office to tell them there was a dog in my room, which was probably a bit unusual.

a parent who was dropping off their child said they knew where the dog belonged and took it back.

what a start to another day of testing.

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

i thought that traffic school would be expensive, but it isnt! for once, something is way cheaper than expected. just 35 dollars for the priveledge of sitting there from 8am-4pm on a saturday.

cranky policeman. you sucked.

Sunday, April 24, 2005

i think i'm going to be giving my students some coke to drink every morning before their standardized tests. way back in high school my spanish teacher told us that she read that students who drank half a coke before their SAT did better on it. so..... ever since, i've done so right before a huge test.

i don't know if i should inform the principal about this, or if i just tell him that i'm giving them "something" to drink/eat. or just keep quiet.

i did look it up and found a bunch of studies which show that caffeine improves test scores.

Friday, April 22, 2005

uh. i'm sitting here at 11.30, and i just realized that there is a HOLE in the crotch of my pants. (ahaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh)

i hope none of the chilluns were looking too close

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

i'm taking an online education course, which started today. the facilitator sent out an email welcoming us and asked for a reply so she knew we got it. look what she sent back to me!!

"Great Sarah. Welcome aboard! You get a gold star for being the first one to respond."

yess!!! a gold star!

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

yesterday i spent liketwohourscleaningmykeyboardandlooknowspacebardoesntwork.

i just took the button off again and now i am pressing the space bar nub.

there was a hideous amount of hair under the keys and i had to pick it all out with tweezers. also, there was a fingernail under the letter n. steve totally called the fact that i would tell the whole internet about the nail.

i think i fixed the sbacebar. i did!@ yet i still type like a retard.

Saturday, April 16, 2005

ha. i've been totally sick the last day and a half. i've decided that i'm now getting better, cause i felt well enough to go to carls and get a western bacon cheeseburger. a big step!

Thursday, April 14, 2005

my final eval from the principalman was today. i was told what grade i will most likely be teaching next year.

oh wait. i mean GRADES. 2/3 combo class - yay

there were two reasons he gave for me to teach the combo.
1- i am very organized (i snickered when he said this)
2- i have a very good understanding of the content standards (i agree with this one)

i swear, why does everyone at school think i am organized? i still have a pile of papers and books and photos and shite on the floor in front of the whiteboard from when i dumped the contents of my desk on the floor tuesday. i can't write on a 2 foot section of it!! there is junk in the way!! and seriously, where is that book i was looking for cause i think it is gone forever. and there are piles in the cupboards from when i "cleaned" for open house.

it is actually top secret that i'm supposed to teach that grade. i'm not supposed to let anyone else at school know that i know. it is a bit of a sore subject, because people from our school are going to be losing their jobs or transferred to other schools. (i am friends with the teacher whose position i'm taking.)

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

i like that triscut's motto is "fills you... but not with regret!" it makes me giggle every time i see the box

well shoot. it is april 13 and i'd better send in my tax paperwork, huh.

and my traffic school paperwork.

i just wish i could pay some bills to make this all more fun.

Sunday, April 10, 2005

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Friday, April 08, 2005

once, in high school, my best friend called and left the strangest answering machine message ever.

it was just her singing "I've got that joy joy joy joy deep in my heart. where? deep in my heart. where?....."

but in spanish.

i've been thinking about sunday school songs a lot recently. my favorite one is the one about fighting in the lord's army and you get to pretend to march and fly an airplane. oh, and you sing about "shooting the artillery." how unjesuslike. that song also reminds me of the beatles' yellow submarine song and i dont really know why.

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

worked 14 hours today. i did school, and then graded math performance tests at the district offices for more than 5 hours. i may be tired, but now i have monedas! plus, i'm actually getting a tax return this year. well, i got one once before, but it was $4.25 i think.

Monday, April 04, 2005

my biggest problem when working out with the trainer guy at the gym is that i start laughing, which never fails to make me mess up

Saturday, April 02, 2005

i am thrilled that it is time change day! i love love love it when it gets dark late. it almost wil make up for the fact that i have to go back to the classroom on monday.