Daily Archives: September 16, 2009

New Year, and New Responsibilities

All of a sudden, I have a lot on my plate this year.

On top of preparing whole grades for the state exam in social studies, I’m now designing assessments and curriculum maps for lower grades, ordering textbooks, and designing pacing and tracking spreadsheets for student progress.  Am I in a wierd nightmare, or did I just become an administrator?

At any rate, because of so many things on my plate, my attention to the Neighborhood may be a little…well…off.  Let’s put it this way: tonight, after I finished assessments for kindergarten and first grade, I’ll be creating test prep material for the older kids, which can be taxing to the extreme. 

The only thing that actually is somewhat relaxing is the Neighborhood.  And even that becomes a chore on top of all my duties.  I’ll be updating more sporadically between now and the end of October.  I guarantee, though, that by the beginning of November the Neighborhood will be on the top of my list. 

Now, back to the grind.

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