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December 2, 2012

December Currently

When I started filling out my December Currently, I was watching an episode of Ellen, but then my computer overheated and shut down. I should have posted that I need a new laptop fan.

I grew up in Kansas, so I love winter in Texas. I don't miss the snow one bit.

I am not looking forward to teaching writing this week. Tuesday, my students are going to do a "mock" writing benchmark and write a personal narrative, then Wednesday it is back to expository writing. Then in January, they will take ANOTHER writing benchmark over two days. I will have 44 narratives and 44 expository compositions to grade. Yeah me!

I started a project this morning. I spray painted a board white. I need to cut out some letters. Respray the board red, then staple tinsel garland on it. Once I finish, I'll take pictures and post it as December Made It.
I, also, need to finish decorating my house. I put up the tree and started adding lights. Only to discover a hodge podge of blinking and not lighting up at all. Tomorrow, I will fix it, but I am procrastinating today.

My RAK...at my school, we regularly nominate staff members for C.E.O awards (Chief Energy Officers). The winners receive a certificate and a duty covered by the administrators. I nominated my partner and he won Wednesday.

Our district has SAE and TAE awards (Student and Teachers Achieving Excellence). Parents and teachers can nominate other teachers. A copy is then emailed to the teacher and their administrators, plus their name goes into a drawing for gift card for a massage (at my school). This past Friday I received one. Woo Hoo! 

Now, it is my turn to nominate another teacher. 



  1. So funny that you like the warm weather in December! I grew up in Louisiana and moved to Virginia. Now I love having snow on the ground. This 70 degree weather here is not really what I want right now! Oh well! Enjoy it while you can!

    Reading Toward the Stars

  2. Grading writing is BY FAR my least favorite thing to grade! I definitely have to be in the mood to grade writing (a chai tea and comfy sweats usually helps). Good luck!!

    Pencils, Books, and Dirty Looks

    1. I'm your newest follower!

      Pencils, Books, and Dirty Looks

  3. You were the link "right after" me in the "Currently December" linky! I love finding fellow Texas teacher blogs! I'm LOVING this weather also! Congratulations on your TAE! I'm now a follower!


  4. Im your newest follower...found ya through Farley! Us fourthies, got to stick together! Love your blog design.
    Rock Stars At Work