Orchid Week: Friday

 

When I walk out of my building this morning, I’m stepping out into the unknown. At least I know there’s an orchid corsage in my fridge that I can wear just in case I want to remember that I once was a teacher.

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Orchid Week: Thursday

I’m in my last week of teaching — is that even possible? — and won’t have a lot of time to blog this week, so I’m leaving you with a series of photos of orchids that I took at the nursery. Enjoy!

 

Today’s teacher task: Cleaning my classroom and end-of-year luncheon. The party is always fun and will certainly be meaningful this year for me!

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Orchid Week: Wednesday

I’m in my last week of teaching — is that even possible? — and won’t have a lot of time to blog this week, so I’m leaving you with a series of photos of orchids that I took at the nursery. Enjoy!

Today’s teacher task: Graduation rehearsal and cleaning my room, followed by graduation in the evening. It’s always bittersweet to participate in graduation festivities.

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Orchid Week: Tuesday

I’m in my last week of teaching — is that even possible? — and won’t have a lot of time to blog this week, so I’m leaving you with a series of photos of orchids that I took at the nursery. Enjoy!

Today’s teacher task: supervising cleaning out lockers and making sure my kids don’t put usable school supplies in the trash. We donate good stuff to less affluent schools. Then they will go through their portfolios from eight years of elementary school. They absolutely love seeing their stuff from when they were little and also seeing how much they have grown in their eighth grade year with me. It’s usually a feel-good activity for the last day of classes.

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My Life Plan (at least for today)

Today’s plan is ambitious.

  1. Put away Christmas decorations. Yes, we ARE that family, and in our defense, it’s not February yet.
  2. Grade a stack of papers. It’s the weekend; what else would a busy teacher be doing on the weekend?
  3. Pick up good friend at the airport and feed her with both bodily and emotional sustenance. She’s got a long road ahead of her as she navigates the death of her father.
  4. Grade another stack of papers. I think I need a sarcasm font (thanks for that one, Suzanne).
  5. Finish reading Bright Lights, Big Ass by Jen Lancaster.
  6. Grade a stack of papers. Oh, yay!
  7. Read all of Dancing at the Rascal Fair by Ivan Doig.

The idea of a reading mini-marathon came from Jillian at A Room of My Own, but I don’t think the mountains of student essays were part of her game plan when she did it last weekend. I’m also not a Tweeter, so I don’t think anyone will notice if I don’t actually get my reading done today. It’s at least a plan…we’ll see how I do. 🙂

Happy weekend!

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Lancaster image credit, Doig image credit

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