Monday, January 30, 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (Jan. 30, 2017)

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? is a meme begun by Sheila at Book Journey. Kellee at Unleashing Readers and Jen at Teach Mentor Texts have given it a kidlit focus.

It’s Monday!  What Are You Reading, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week.  It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list.

Other Than Reading...

This was a crazy week. Monday was a workshop/inservice day to get ready for the second semester. Tuesday I got a chance to meet 7 of my 16 new classes of students. Wednesday was a snow day since I woke up to 10 inches of heavy wet snow. It was like March snow. Once the plow guys finished the sun came out and melted the areas they cleared down to pavement. Overnight, the melt froze and we had a two hour late start on Thursday.

On late start days, I need to be two places at once. Not having a time twister or the ability to be two places at once means that the Elementary Art teacher takes my first grade classes while I finish teaching the sixth grade at the Middle School/High School. I met the other two sixth grade groups on Thursday and I met my other two Kindergarten classes and one more fourth grade class once I got to the Elementary.

I had my annual physical on Friday afternoon. The Elementary Art Teacher subbed for me. I think, by the end of the day on Monday, I will have met 15 of 16 of my new classes. The class of fourth graders I missed won't have media until Friday of this coming week.

Since our teaching contract requires teachers to make up the hours missed, I went to the MS/HS once my driveway was plowed out and spent a couple hours readjusting plans and developing lessons for the second semester. I also went in at my normal time on Thursday and made up two more of the required hours.

This week I'll be working 7:30 AM until 7:30 PM on Monday as we have some parent-teacher conferences at the MS/HS especially designed for those kids who didn't do well first semester. I don't expect to see anybody since I wasn't at the MS/HS first semester but have to be there anyway. I have pretty much run out of things to plan. I need some time with students so that we can actually do things.

This working full-time is really messing up my schedules. I don't think I visited anyone's blog except for the people who left me a link this past week. I'm not even sure I posted to any of the usual memes. By the time I got home, all I wanted to do was play computer games and nap. I need to get my second wind and figure out when I can fit in both reading and blogging.

Read Last Week
The Swan Riders by Erin Bow was the second book in the Prisoners of Peace series. I enjoyed this Science Fiction/Dystopian story. My review will be posted on March 4.

Freya by Matthew Laurence is from my review stack. I'm about half finished.

All from my review stack:
Reviews Posted
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?
Most Dangerous by Steve Sheinkin was a Kindle Daily Deal.

You can check Inside of a Dog (my other blog) to see what adult books I read, reviewed, and plan to read.

1 comment:

  1. OOoh nice! I SO cannot wait for Hunted! I love a good B&tB retelling! Hopefully this one will be amazing! Hope you enjoy your reads this week!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

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