Friday, June 06, 2008

Summer Vacation, Day 1

It's the first day I don't have to get up and go to work.

So what did I do?

Woke up at 6 and made a gradebook template for my program with the right calendar information, attendance codes and categories, color-coding, score categories and weights, and semester grade calculations. Then I went to the gym, then got JUST ABOUT done with formatting the 28-page syllabus (We call it an Employee Handbook!). I just need to double-check some factual things, like how many extra grade points you get for an AP course, and it's good to send out to my team. I'm sure there'll be more edits to make before we go back in August, but edits are way faster and easier than starting from scratch so the hours I've spent on it, even at 6 a.m. on my first day of vacation, were in no way time wasted.

Now it's 10:30, and I'm actually getting a little worn out. I think that's enough school work until I go in to school on Monday to bully my facilities guy into writing a very large check for furniture.


Elaine said...

What program do you use? Do you like it? I need to get one, but have been putting it off and just using district stuff.

I have been drooling over an AP position for Brit Lit near my house. But, with all my school, two YOUNG kids, PTA, Boy Scouts, plus my own hobbies I would love to entertain... well, I need to work part time for awhile. My boys need me to help them get a good footing in school. It was a good year for D, but he is still quite needy, Brax too.

Our first day has been cleaning. Tammy is coming... and well I have done very little actual cleaning. I have been teaching the boys how do their own chores.

Erin said...

Our district uses Easy Grade Pro. Send me an email (all addys lost after I switched computers), and I'll send it your way.

Tammy said...

Elaine, I still can't believe you are actually cleaning on my behalf. I mean seriously, woman...