Thursday, May 1, 2008

I'm Still Here

It has been a while since my last post. I'm posting to say I'm still here. Still alive.

So bring on the long list of excuses (because, yes, I do want to bore you all with the reality of my monotonous existence).

The AP Exam comes but once a year. May 14th is the big day. This has sucked me away physically, yes, but more importantly my mental energy is depleted. I have holistic scoring guides and rhetoric on the brain ALL THE TIME. I wonder who is more worried: my students or me. Let us say that we took a full length mock exam this week and the preliminary results aren't as pretty as one would hope.

And then there is the ESL (English as a Second Language) Endorsement class. The Big (and might I add Worthless) Project was due yesterday. My final torture session is next Wednesday (until "It" returns next year).

Oh, and midterms were this week. Last minute grade entry always makes for a thrilling, white-knuckle hobby for the life-less.

On the bright side, I am so exhausted that the anxiety of it all melts away. And for our "Light at the End of the Tunnel Moment:" I have a mere 23 teaching days remaining on the calendar. But who is counting? Me. That's who.


silvernic said...

Wow! You're a real teacher! I should start taking notes here. Me, I'm like, "hey guys, there's only 23 days left, so we'll give you some time to catch up and watch some movies." Well, something like that? Didja ever check out my sweet blog at

Sephalo said...

You are awesome, I'm so proud of you! Everything will go just fine, take a DEEP breath & remember to exhale!

Lanie Painie said...

Hang in there sistah! I'm not a teacher, but I'm PTO VP and summer cannot come soon enough for me!

Guess what, next week is teacher appreciation week, so prepare to be appreciated!

Heidi said...

The end of the year. Such joy. My school always made us patrol the halls for the first ten minutes and the last ten minutes of our prep period during the last month of school. I was always like, "Have you ever taught at the end of the year? I don't have time for this crap!"

And they didn't care. The End.