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Elation - trinalin thinks things through — LiveJournal
Ah... I no longer have the feeling that I'm drowning. The first quarter ended last Friday, and today was the confirmation of grades. And I got it done. Phew!

I'd say that this first quarter was probably the toughest I've had since my first year of teaching. Not due to kids or discipline - loving the students this year (as usual) - but because of the new dual enrollment chemistry course. It's been interesting and I hope I'm doing my students a good service in my instruction. Next Friday is our fall meeting to see how things are going and I'll definitely have questions to ask. :-)

But other than the avalanche of work that I've been doing of late, it's been a fun (and fast) school year. Tomorrow is Halloween dress up day, and Friday is a day off for kids and a work day for us. Thankfully I'll have the time to work on my chemistry class and my storage room then. So looking forward to Friday for that reason.

Anywho, as I was walking home today, I was almost giddy. With the weight of Quarter 1 off my shoulder, and the lovely (but cloudy) autumn day, I felt as positive today as I'd felt in ages. It was good. :-)

Current Mood: ecstatic elated

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bcc mee From: bcc mee Date: October 28th, 2011 01:59 am (UTC) (Link)
What did you wear for dress-up day? Did you see any wild and wacky costumes among the staff or students?
trinalin From: trinalin Date: October 28th, 2011 02:05 am (UTC) (Link)
I was the Metric Avenger! Balancing out injustice one gram at a time!

We had two pirates on staff today, both with wonderfully inventive costumes. One group of junior girls were the Pink Ladies from Grease. Had quite a few 80s girls, one 70s girl with a suit that John Travolta would have killed to own, and a 20s flapper (and her gangster boyfriend) who didn't know how to Charleston (and didn't know what a moll was - heh). It was a fun day and UNICEF got some moolah in the process ($1 to dress up).
judiang From: judiang Date: October 28th, 2011 02:27 am (UTC) (Link)
SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM... I'm too lazy for this. :D
trinalin From: trinalin Date: October 28th, 2011 02:30 am (UTC) (Link)
LOL! I'll match your arse with a bitch! :-)
dark_pheonix From: dark_pheonix Date: November 3rd, 2011 10:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
It is amazing how little you notice the burden of business until it is gone; good on you for slogging it out!
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