Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Random Thoughts

  1. Don't you hate it when you are shopping and standing near a sales rack, no one else is around, and then all of a sudden a mob of people come and invade your personal space.
  2. I love when students have a free period and they take out their homework. They begin reading and writing without my having to tell them.
  3. I need a plant for my office but I don't get enough light. I am not experienced with plants so I really don't know what to purchase.
  4. You ever wonder why people dig their nose in their cars and act like no one can see them. Guess what? I see you . . .
  5. I really wish I could see the night sky with my naked eye. There is too much light pollution so I don't really know what it looks like. Sad.
  6. I wish every person who uses the bathroom would wash their hands right afterward. Grosses me out when they don't.
  7. I think my daughter is getting involved in too many extracurricular activities. I think it's great that she has joined a team and has after-school clubs. However, she needs some time management skills. Too scattered. I'll have to get her a planner or PDA.

What is your random thought of the day? I want to know.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Reading Mondays at The Burrow

Today I am writing about my favorite authors.  You can find it here.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

First days of classes. . .

It is that time again. . . first day of classes. I felt like today was equivalent to one long workout. My students are wonderful but the classes are so large.  Because of budget cuts throughout New York City, schools have suffered greatly when it comes to resources for books, hiring enough teachers for the number of students and in classroom supplies.  Textbooks were not a problem for us as the principal was able to include the cost of books when he was appointed two years ago.  However, the number of students allowed in a general education high school class is 34 maximum.  One of my classes had 39 and another class had 36.  It was such a tight fit that we had to acquire chairs from other classrooms!

Another issue that has arisen this year is the whole school bus thing.  Our high school has a later end time, therefore the students on school buses should not be picked up before 4:00 pm.  It is appalling that the bus arrived at 2:50 pm to pick up the students to take them home.  They miss an entire hour of instruction.  Bussing has also been affected by the budget cuts, so that you have elementary age students on a bus with high school students.  This is ludicrous.  The conversations and behaviors exhibited by teenagers may negatively affected the grade school students who are less experienced.  In addition, they can be exposed to "things" that are inappropriate for their age level.

Despite all these negative aspects, I plan to have a wonderful year.  I am the coordinator of an inclusion program, special education students who are fully participating in a general education curriculum.  I want to move my students at least one grade level in their reading and math skills by January.  I plan to have two seniors graduate with an advanced Regents diploma.  I have one junior and one sophomore who are also bound for a Regents diploma.  My freshman I do not know well yet, but I see promise in them.  All in all, I plan for a good year!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Moonlight Shadows

I love the shadows your body casts in the soft moonlight. You remind me of an obsidian version of Michaelangelo's David. Your form is so perfect. My fingers caress every mound, every surface and every inch of your delectable shape. I am tempted to wake you and satiate the hunger that grows in my core. I reach out my hand and it hovers over your sex. Should I indulge? I then begin to wonder; when we wake up and all the shadows have gone and the moonlight is replaced by sunlight, will I still look at you this way?

Image courtesy of Castle Galleries- Moonlight Shadows - Rob Ford