Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Is it Friday yet?

This seems to be a very long week.  The kids are doing fine, with the exception that William has gone and caught himself a cold.  Luckily, it is just a cold and not flu or strep or anything too bad.  However, the kid is still miserable with a runny nose, cough, and sneezing.  So far, the rest of us have been fine, but I bet one of us will catch it next week.  I have had a pretty nice week so far (even though it is lasting forever).  On Monday, I conducted my first video conference using our Tandburg unit at school.  We connected with NASA for a presentation for our second graders.  It was totally awesome!  I know those kids would not have had that experience if I wasn't the media specialist.  It made me proud to be the media specialist.  I have other NASA video conferences coming up, and am looking forward to them.  Then, Tuesday was my evaluation for work.  But, our school ended up in lockdown about an hour before my lesson, so the principal was tied up with all that stuff, so it didn't happen.  We have rescheduled for Jan 19th.  It is my birthday, so I wasn't sure if I wanted to have my eval that day, but the secretary told me it would be a lucky day and to go ahead and schedule for that day.  So I did.  Yesterday I also received my new teaching license that now includes endorsements in Instructional Technology Teacher (K-12) and School Librarian (K-12).  Tomorrow, I have a 1/2 day PD, so that will be nice to get away from school for a while.  Also, Thursday is the dreaded school board vote on whether or not they will close our school.  No matter what they decide, I will just be happy to know.  Friday, is a normal day, but during early release we will have a staff meeting to debrief our school closure.  Whew!  What a week.  I'm already looking forward to Sat to rest up!

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