Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Ms. Fix It

Sometimes you just have to take things in your own hands. I have an office in my classroom and I've had a phone in there that hasn't been hooked up all year. I asked about it at the beginning of the year and nothing happened. It didn't have a phone cord (my first mistake) so I didn't know what to do with it. I asked again about it last week since our tournament is coming up and it would certainly come in handy. Finally today one of the teachers that moved to another building caught me and told me what I needed to do to fix the problem (which was really simple). All I had to do was get my old phone out of storage where it has been sitting all year and plug it into one of the computer ports. So I did that and now I have a phone.

I don't know what to do about my 6th period class. I realized what the issue is with them. Generally they're good kids, but more than 1/2 of them are what are called "Limited English Proficient". I'm not sure how to adapt my lessons for them and I'm not sure what they are really comprehending. Hopefully I'll have one of the aides coming in every once in a while to help. I'm going to start with having a seating chart first.

The judges are slowly coming in for our tournament but I think my students aren't really working on contacting them right now. I have gotten a few from our website which is pretty cool. Only about 142 to go! Tomorrow is for the most part my last day this week. I need to get ready for our tournaments this weekend and get my sub plans ready. Part of my team is going to a small tournament about 25 miles away on Saturday. I'm taking another group to Seminole on Friday and Saturday. I'm going to miss Josh's all-region band concert, but luckily I'll be going to San Antonio to hear him in the all-state band in February.

Well, I need to do some website updating and hotel searches.


Andrew said...

I wish I could express in words what you and your blog means to me. I check Google Reader and you had updated. I got so excited. I couldn't wait to read how your day went. Take care and thank you for my daily dose of normal.

lockedupinutah said...

i just want to be dead all the time

Lynette said...

Don't you just hate it when the solutions for your phone problem was that simple. Then the question is why didn't someone say something earlier? Oh well.

Anonymous said...

Limited English Proficient

That is the gentle circumlocution for "Not speaking the common language". It can do no good to hide things in nice formulations.